Gruener joined the company in August 2021 from Walmart, where he served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility over his 12 years with the company, including SVP of Finance and Strategy, SVP of Merchandising Operations, VP of Strategy & Analytics, VP of Finance for Sam’s Club and VP of Global Procurement. He was also directly involved with Walmart’s healthcare offerings for a time period during his tenure, with financial oversight of health and wellness, including pharmacy.
Prior to Walmart, Gruener worked at Sears Holdings Corporation, serving in a variety of business development, strategy and marketing roles. He also previously held business roles at Ernst & Young, Honeywell, Inc. and Ford Motor Company.
Gruener received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and earned his MBA from the University of Michigan.