Kamau Witherspoon

Kamau Witherspoon
Chief Executive Officer
Shipt
Named CEO of same-day delivery company Shipt in March 2022, Kamau Witherspoon oversees Shipt’s continued expansion as a leading same-day delivery player, retail and brand partner, and diverse, equitable and inclusive Birmingham technology employer. A people-first, purpose-driven leader, Kamau brings over 25 years of experience in high-growth industries including retail, healthcare and foodservice/restaurants.

Kamau’s past leadership positions include SVP of Operational Performance at UnitedHealthcare, Chief Restaurant Excellence Officer at Yum! Brands and most recently, SVP of Operations at Target. At Target, he led the company’s operational planning and prioritization, partner operations, M&A integration and process improvement initiatives across supply chain, stores and properties.

Kamau serves on the National Retail Properties board of directors and he is an active member of the community as a member of the Executive Leadership Council which increases opportunities for Black executives in business and he a board member of Propser Birmingham, a coalition of leaders committed to creating a more vibrant, racially and gender inclusive economy. He and his family reside in Birmingham, Alabama where Shipt’s headquarters is located.

Speaking in:

Tuesday
June 21
4:15 pm4:45 pm
Port of Baltimore Theatre, Grand Ballroom
 Ecommerce exploded during the pandemic, often stretching supply chains to their limits. Still, as the pandemic crisis eases, the new normal for e-commerce delivery remains at all-time highs and promises only to go up in sales volume. As retailers mull their strategies to accommodate such growth, they are faced with added pressure to keep pace with ever-shifting consumer preferences. Hear from… Read more