Chris Harkness, Vice President of Merchandising Services
Chris Harkness is the Vice President of Merchandising Services for 7-Eleven, where he leads strategic business development, merchandising strategy, store design, and technical support.
Chris joined 7-Eleven in 2010 as a senior director in field operations. He has held roles leading innovation teams and process improvement.
Prior to joining 7-Eleven, Chris was an operations leader at The Home Depot for 9 years. Chris started his civilian career as a business analyst with McKinsey & Company. Chris was a Submarine Warfare Officer for the U.S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. West Virginia.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He is an accomplished cook and outdoor enthusiast. He and his wife, Aimee, have two sons and two daughters. They live in Dallas, TX.