Ronald L. Sargent

Former Chief Executive Officer at Staples, Inc.

Ronald L. Sargent

Ronald L. Sargent

Former Chief Executive Officer at Staples, Inc.

Career Highlights

Staples Contract & Commercial, Inc.
Staples, Inc.
Staples International, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors at John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

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Co-Founder at Bridge Growth Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at Camp Harbor View Foundation, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Five Below, Inc.

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Five Below, Inc.

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President at Northeastern University

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Northeastern University

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Advisor at Blumberg Capital LLC

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Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

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Ronald L. Sargent
Former Chief Executive Officer at Staples, Inc.

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.


The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1994 - 1997

Staples Contract & Commercial, Inc. provides facility, technology, and print technology solutions. It serves institutions including local, state and federal government, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Framingham, MA.

Chief Executive Officer
1989 - 2016

Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. We provide products, services and expertise in the categories of office supplies, technology, furniture, Copy & Print, and cleaning and breakroom. Staples was founded in 1986, and today has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples has a presence in more than 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia — bringing easy to offices and consumers everywhere. Staples headquarters is located outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

Chief Executive Officer
Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2011 - Prior

The Home Depot, Inc. engages in the sale of building materials and home improvement products. Its products include building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products and decor products. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: U.S., Canada and Mexico. It offers home improvement installation services, and tool and equipment rental. The company was founded by Bernard Marcus, Arthur M. Blank, Kenneth Gerald Langone and Pat Farrah on June 29, 1978 and is headquartered at Atlanta, GA.

Member, Board of Directors
2004 - 2011

Mattel, Inc. is a global children’s entertainment company that specializes in the design and production of toys and consumer products. The company engages consumers through its portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, American Girl, Fisher-Price, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA. It operates through the following segments: North America, International and American Girl. The North America and International segments market and sell products organized into following four categories: Dolls; Infant, Toddler and Preschool; Vehicles; and Action Figures, Building Sets, and Games. The American Girl Brands segment markets and sells historical dolls, books and accessories through Truly Me, Girl of the Year, Bitty Baby, and WellieWishers brands. The company was founded by Elliot Handler, Ruth Handler and Harold Matson in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, CA.

1999 - 2007

The Yankee Candle Co., Inc. manufactures and retails scented candles. Its products include candles, wax melts, candle accessories, flameless fragrance, car and small spaces, gifts and gift cards, personalized candles and fragrances. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in South Deerfield, MA.

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$10K - $50K

Boys & Girls Clubs offers club programs and services and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers school programs throughout the United States. The firm's programs include character and leadership, education and career, health & life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. Boys & Girls Clubs of America was founded in 1860.

$25K +

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs—our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning—build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Northeastern University's accreditation information

$1,000 +

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

Political Donations

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney


Former Senator from Massachusetts


Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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Awards & Honors
Rank #312
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #298
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame
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