Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, Toys R Us
Chris Halkyard has been in the retail supply chain industry for nearly 30 years and currently the Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Toys R Us. Prior to this position he was the CEO of Aries Supply Chain Consulting, Chief Logistics Officer for Rent The Runway and Chief Supply Chain Officer with the Gilt Groupe. At Gilt, Halkyard led initiatives to establish a new methodology for global flash sales distribution including an automated/robotic fulfillment center in Louisville, Kentucky and multiple cross docks. Halkyard has worked with many companies over the years and does not believe in the “One stop shopping” concept for effective distribution center management and every organization has unique challenges and solutions.
Mr. Halkyard began his career as a U.S. Air Force logistics specialist in support of overseas defense and subsequently graduated the University of Maryland. Mr. Halkyard has also held positions senior level positions at the May Company, TJX, FAO Schwarz, L’Occitane En Provence and Marc Ecko Enterprises..
He is a New Jersey native and is married with three children.