Darren R. Jackson
Chief Executive Officer, Advance Auto Parts Inc.
After serving on the Advance Auto Parts Board of Directors for four years, Darren Jackson joined the Company as its CEO in 2008. Advance Auto Parts is a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States and serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. Jackson began his retail career with Carson Pirie Scott in Milwaukee, holding various executive positions, including chief financial officer. He then spent three years with Nordstrom Stores as its CFO before jumping to Best Buy to serve as its CFO. Jackson credits his past retail experience with helping him to make a seamless transition to Advance Auto Parts. "I would say that I've had the opportunity to have three wonderful retail experiences," Jackson says. This combination of retail experiences helps Jackson support the Advance Auto Parts strategy and gives him unique insight to guide the growth of the Company.