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Gisel Ruiz

Gisel Ruiz

Keynote Speaker: Former Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer for Sam’s Club

Gisel Ruiz Biography

Gisel is a globally minded executive who served extensively in executive capacities for Fortune 1 company, Walmart Inc. During her 26 year career, she led teams through large scale growth in three fast evolving business segments - Walmart US, Walmart International and Sam's Club. She has a proven track record in full P&L ownership and in leveraging technology, data and consumer insights to drive long term strategic business initiatives. She has extensive experience in leading a large workforce and fleet of assets.

In her role as EVP, Chief Operations Officer at Sam's Club, she was responsible for over $65bil in revenue, ~600 facilities and ~100,000 employees. She led the innovation teams which launched tech-enabled tools to improve operational efficiencies, and employee and customer satisfaction. In this role, her remit also included real estate planning & strategy and operational execution teams.

Previously as the EVP, Walmart International People she set the strategy in areas of human capital management, common company culture and all C-suite level succession planning. In this role, she was responsible for HR teams supporting over 1 million employees across 27 countries outside of the US. During her tenure she launched an interactive HR portal where HR best practices could be shared around the globe.

As the EVP, and Chief Operating Officer for Walmart US, a $279 bill business segment, she oversaw the early acceleration of multi-channel initiatives including in-store eCommerce order fulfillment and online grocery pickup formats. During her tenure she led a redesign of real estate operations leading to significant savings and was awarded for her track record of delivering results.

In her executive roles, Gisel worked closely with the internal audit function, collaborating with all governance functions (legal, ethics, compliance, security). She evolved compliance practices from check-the-box audits to proactive practices addressing significant risks locally. Under her leadership, sustainability initiatives helped reduce energy costs and waste in stores, significantly contributing towards Walmart’s zero waste goals.

Gisel has spent countless hours interacting with the investor community and Walmart Board of Directors. Among other internal board appointments, she served as a board member for Walmart de Mexico S.A.B. de CV, one of the largest publicly traded companies in Mexico. She is an independent board director at Cracker Barrel (CBRL) an American home-style restaurant chain, Vital Farms (VITL) a national ethically produced pasture-raised food company, and Univision Communications, the leading Hispanic media company in the US. Gisel is a member of the Board of Trustees and a Retail Management Institute Advisory Board Member at Santa Clara University, where she graduated with a degree in Marketing. She completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association. She currently splits her time between Florida and Northwest Arkansas. Gisel Ruiz Recently Retired EVP, Chief Operations Officer Sam’s Club, Walmart Inc.

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Gisel Ruiz Speaking Topics

Latinos in the US ~ Alimentando Crecimiento

My Fortune One Leadership Journey

Board Room Leadership Today

Women in Leadership ~ Beyond “the Only One”

Gisel Ruiz Videos

From Store Manager to Chief Operations Officer
The WFM Show: Born to Lead with Gisel Ruiz - YouTube
Session 2: Leadership After the Coronavirus Pandemic and Social ...

How to book Gisel Ruiz?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gisel Ruiz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gisel Ruiz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gisel Ruiz or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Gisel Ruiz?

Booking fees for Gisel Ruiz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gisel Ruiz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Gisel Ruiz?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gisel Ruiz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gisel Ruiz for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gisel Ruiz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gisel Ruiz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Gisel Ruiz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Business Leadership and Women in Business. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Gisel Ruiz generally travels from Rogers, AR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Acevedo, Deborah Rosado Shaw and Linda Alvarado. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gisel Ruiz for an upcoming event.

Gisel Ruiz Speaking Topics

  • Latinos in the US ~ Alimentando Crecimiento

  • My Fortune One Leadership Journey

  • Board Room Leadership Today

  • Women in Leadership ~ Beyond “the Only One”

Gisel Ruiz Videos

From Store Manager to Chief Operations Officer
The WFM Show: Born to Lead with Gisel Ruiz - YouTube
Session 2: Leadership After the Coronavirus Pandemic and Social ...

How to book Gisel Ruiz?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gisel Ruiz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gisel Ruiz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gisel Ruiz or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Gisel Ruiz?

Booking fees for Gisel Ruiz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gisel Ruiz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Gisel Ruiz?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gisel Ruiz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gisel Ruiz for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gisel Ruiz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gisel Ruiz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Gisel Ruiz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Business Leadership and Women in Business. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Gisel Ruiz generally travels from Rogers, AR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sylvia Acevedo, Deborah Rosado Shaw and Linda Alvarado. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gisel Ruiz for an upcoming event.

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