Chris Sultemeier

Operating Partner
NewRoad Capital Partners

Chris retired from Walmart in April of 2017 after a 28-year career with the Retailer.  Chris spent the majority of his time in the Supply Chain Division while serving as the EVP of Logistics and CEO of Walmart Transportation, LLC for the last 7 years of his career.

During his tenure, Chris had a chance to see the company grow from $25B to over $500B, the introduction of food to the offering and the start of the Online Business. During his time, the logistic network grew from 15 buildings to over 200 and the number of associates in the division grew from 12,000 to over 100,000 in the US and almost 40,000 internationally. The Walmart Logistics Division was continually recognized as the premier retail logistics organization and the Walmart Private Fleet recognized as the best in the industry.

Chris currently serves as an operating partner for NewRoad Capital Partners and serves on the board of several of their portfolio companies including Platform Science, Logiwa and Nyshex.   Chris has served on the Boards of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for Northwest Arkansas and the University of Arkansas Supply Chain Center where he was Chairman for a number of years. He has served on the Board of Duke Realty (DRE), and currently serves on the board of Yellow Freight (YELL) Chris also teaches in the Transportation and Supply Chain Masters Program at MIT