William J. Delaney

Former Chief Executive Officer at Sysco Corp.

William J. Delaney

William J. Delaney

Former Chief Executive Officer at Sysco Corp.

Career Highlights

Sysco Syracuse LLC
Sysco Houston, Inc.
Sysco Food Services of Syracuse

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Primary Location

Houston, TX, United States

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1956 - Skaneateles, NY, United States



Number of Awards


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Interim President at University of North Carolina System

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President, Express Scripts & CIGNA Services at Cigna Corp.

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Founder at The 5Ps, LLC

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Sysco Corp.

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Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

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Founder at Diannic LLC

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Chair Emeritus & Board of Trustees at Northeastern University

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Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer at Express Scripts, Inc.

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Executive Partner at Flare Capital Partners

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Senior Counsel at Dentons

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Class of 1982

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Bachelor's in Business Administration
Class of 1977

The University of Notre Dame’s endowment provides nearly $100 million in financial aid annually to help students pay for college. Less than a generation ago, in 1990, the number was around $5 million. They’ve been able to keep pace with the rapidly growing financial needs of students, in part, by making smart investments in private equity.

Career History
Chief Financial Officer
1996 - Prior
Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2017

Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $37 billion in sales for fiscal year 2010. Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to more than $200 billion. Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 400,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 45,000 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses

Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2017

Sysco Denver, Inc. operates as a largest food service distributor. It supplies hotels, motels, restaurants, schools, hospitals and multi-unit accounts with quality food, supply and equipment items. The company is headquartered in Denver, CO.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #269
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #219
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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