Leadership in Action Speaker
Andy Ruben is the co-founder of Internet start-up yerdle, a new mobile and web platform that enables people to share things with their friends for free. Ruben previously spent 10 years at Walmart, where he was widely recognized for architecting their sustainability efforts, reimagining their private brand’s supply chain, and leading ecommerce initiatives, such as grocery delivery. A TED speaker who has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Ruben, who was one of Walmart’s youngest corporate officers, has testified before the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives as an expert in business and sustainability. He is one of six leaders (including Hall of Fame Coach John Wooden) featured in the book The Organizational Champion by Mike Thompson, and his accomplishments have been highlighted by bestselling author Daniel Goleman in Emotional Intelligence and by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Thomas L. Freidman.