Belk Leadership Team

Randy Whitaker
Chief Stores Officer

Meet Randy!

“The best advice I’ve ever received is to set bold goals and not be afraid to fail.”

Randy is a Mentor, Ohio native who stayed in his home state to earn his Bachelor of Science from THE Ohio State University. He then went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton.

Randy and his wife, Sandi, have three daughters who have taught him valuable life lessons, including how to curl hair. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, golfing and reading.

At Belk:

As our Chief Stores Officer, Randy oversees Belk’s store organization as well as supply chain, real estate and visual merchandising. He was drawn to Belk’s history of success and the growth potential of our Modern. Southern. Style. brand.

Before Belk:

Randy spent more than 15 years at Victoria’s Secret and served as their Executive Vice President, North American Store Operations. During his time with the intimate apparel leader, Randy realized the importance of offering customers an enriching shopping experience.

Fast Facts:

  1. Life philosophy in 10 words or less: Be true to yourself and your family.

  2. Three must-have foods on a deserted island: Steak, eggs and tootsie rolls.

  3. Last song I shamelessly sang in the car: “Save Myself” by Ed Sheeran.

  4. Actor to play me in a movie about my life: Will Ferrell

  5. #7 on my bucket list: Starting my own business.