14 Under 40: Today’s Most Influential People

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#1 – Jason Buechel (CIO, Whole Foods Market)

Jason Buechel
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America’s healthiest grocery store, Whole Foods Market, has upgraded all of its digital possibilities thanks, in part, to Jason Buechel, who is in charge of technology, global information and is responsible for all the digital experiences related with the business, including online ordering and delivery, as well as the its mobile app, mobile payment system and giving their website a much needed refresh to make it more efficient. Buechel’s role in forging Whole Foods Market’s partnership with Instacart, implementing Apple Pay and the well functioning of the company’s rewards program has been critical in improving the customers as well as the team member’s experience, making the business competitive in a market such as retail, that advances rapidly.

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Before Jason joined Whole Foods Market in 2013 he spent 12 years at Accenture as managing director. His experience there and his passion for the many possibilities technology has to offer, has helped him introduce efficient technology solutions to all ends of the Whole Foods Market and recently earned him a well deserved promotion to executive vice president and Chief Information Officer. As of July 2015, Jason Buechel has a privileged position in the company that allows him to give valuable opinions and to actively take part in the business’ decision making process.

Bits of Knowledge: Wherever you go, put the tools you bring with you at the service of the organization you are now part of. If you help it grow and succeed, you will shine too.

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