Senior Advisor, Sycamore Partners
John A. Lederer is a Senior Advisor to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm. Since September 2017, he has served as the Executive Chairman of privately-held Staples, Inc. (and its newly formed and independent U.S. and Canadian retail businesses), a leading provider of office products and services to business customers, which was acquired by Sycamore Partners in 2017. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of US Foods, a leading food service distributor in the U.S. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Duane Reade, a New York-based pharmacy retailer, which was acquired by Walgreens in 2010. Prior to Duane Reade, he spent 30 years at Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest grocery retailer and wholesale food distributor, where he served in a number of leadership roles including as its President from 2000 to 2006.