March 11, 2022
Sarah E. Hlavinka is said to Become EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of The ODP Corporation effective upon David Bleisch’s departure from the company.
The ODP Corporation announced that Sarah E. Hlavinka will join the company as General Counsel of Office Depot, LLC on 4 April 2022, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer of The ODP Corporation, Gerry Smith.
She will become Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of The ODP Corporation upon the departure of David Bleisch, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary, from the company.
Hlavinka will lead the strategic direction of the legal organisation and operations, as well as manage the regulatory and compliance matters for the company.
“We are excited to welcome Sarah to The ODP Corporation as we continue our transformation into a leading B2B distribution platform,” said Gerry Smith, Chief Executive officer for The ODP Corporation. “She’s a results-driven professional with a proven track record of advising senior executives and managing a wide array of complex issues, including corporate governance, strategy, risk integration and management, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and compliance in several industries.”
Hlavinka has over 30 years of experience as an advisor and business executive with broad-based experience and legal background in the technology, service, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Most recently, Hlavinka served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Itron, Inc. Prior to Itron, Inc., she served in a similar role at Xerox. Previously, she has served in various legal roles in companies across a broad range of disciplines.
“I’m delighted to be joining The ODP Corporation as the company evolves its platform to serve customers in new ways while further unlocking shareholder value,” said Hlavinka. “I look forward to being a part of the company’s winning culture – a culture that’s focused on taking care of customers and giving back to communities.”
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