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Walker Edison Promotes Sharat Alankar to Chief Growth Officer
Walker Edison, a leading provider of RTA furniture in the e-commerce space, has announced the promotion of Sharat Alankar to chief growth officer.
Alankar joined Walker Edison in 2020 as vice president of strategy and analytics. For the past year, Alankar led Walker Edison’s Strategy & Program Management, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Engineering teams. The newly formed Growth division will include his current organization and several new departments: Technology, Customer Experience, Product Development and Marketing.
Alankar is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he studied Electrical Engineering. He began his career in finance at JP Morgan before co-founding Origin, a fintech marketplace based in London. Before coming to Walker Edison, he led Marketplace Strategy & Operations at Walmart eCommerce, where he also held positions in Analytics within Jet.com prior to the Walmart acquisition and Corporate Innovation with Store No 8, Walmart’s incubation arm.
Walker Edison CEO, Brad Bonham, said of this announcement, “We are excited for this new role for Sharat as we continue to grow as an organization. Sharat has been an outstanding addition to the Walker Edison team for the past year, and we are looking forward to the continued progress and growth this will bring!”