Age: 55.

Hometown: Grew up in New York City.

Family: Married to college sweetheart, Martha; children, Megan and Jonathan (J.C.).

Career: CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods (2012 to present); CEO of Sam's Club (2009 to 2012); CEO of Michaels Stores (2007 to 2009); chief marketing officer of Safeway (2004 to 2007).

Education: Graduated from UCLA in 1981 with bachelor's degree in political science; also attended the school's Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Board service: Currently, a member of the board of directors at Polaris Industries and the YMCA of Greater New York; previously served on the boards of Centerplate, Home Depot, Office Max and Kirin-Tropicana Inc.

Awards: Grocery Headquarters magazine Retailer of the Year in 2006; Supermarket News Marketer of the Year in 2005.