Kevin Hourican is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest global food service distributor, effective February 1, 2020.
Kevin is a proven business leader with two decades of experience driving market-leading growth for large organizations. Before joining Sysco, Kevin spent over 7 years at CVS Health in leadership positions of increasing responsibility. His last position was executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, overseeing CVS’ $85 billion retail business, including its 9,900 retail stores and over 200,000 employees, as well as merchandising, marketing, supply chain, real estate, front store operations, pharmacy growth, pharmacy clinical care and pharmacy operations. He previously held the role of executive vice president, retail pharmacy and supply chain and led CVS’ pharmacy operations, professional services and retail pharmacy product innovation and development functions, as well as the company’s supply chain organization. Prior to joining CVS Health, Kevin served in executive leadership roles at Macy’s, most recently serving as senior vice president, regional director of stores, responsible for the management of 110 department stores in the Mid-Atlantic region.
He holds an undergraduate degree in economics and a master’s degree in supply chain management from The Pennsylvania State University.
Kevin is an active member of the board of directors of the Alzheimer's Association. In 2019, he personally led a fundraising campaign that raised over $5 million for the association. He is also currently a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the National Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).
Sysco Corporation (an acronym for Systems and Services Company) is an American multinational corporation involved in marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, hospitality businesses like hotels and inns, and wholesale to other companies that provide foodservice (like Aramark and Sodexo). The company is headquartered in the Energy Corridor district of Houston, Texas.
Sysco, an acronym for Systems and Services Company, is the world's largest broadline food distributor; it has more than 600,000 clients in a wide array of fields. Management consulting is also an integral part of their services. The company operates approximately 330 distribution facilities worldwide; providing service to over 90 countries.
The company was founded by Herbert Irving, John F. Baugh and Harry Rosenthal in 1969. The company became public on March 3, 1970. On July 20, 2009, Fortune magazine ranked Sysco No. 204 in the annual Fortune 500 companies in world based on sales volume. On May 3, 2010, Fortune ranked Sysco as the 7th largest Fortune 500 Company in Texas and 55th largest in the U.S. by total revenue. Sysco is also the largest non-oil related company in Houston and the third largest non-tech related company in Texas (behind AT&T and Dell). The company ranked No. 54 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
In December 2013, Sysco announced an $8.2 billion planned acquisition of its next-largest food distribution rival, US Foods. The Federal Trade Commission challenged the acquisition as a violation of the Clayton Antitrust Act that would substantially lessen competition. The court ruled that the combined company would likely reduce competition because it would control 75% of the U.S. food service industry, Sysco terminated its merger with US Foods. As of 2018, its current ceo is Tom Bené.