Glenda Flanagan spent most of her career as the Chief Financial Officer of Whole Foods Market, serving in that role from 1988 until May 2017, when she transitioned to Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor just prior to the acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon. She fully retired from Whole Foods in early 2022.
During her tenure as CFO she supported the company’s growth from six stores in the late 1980s through its IPO in 1992, to approximately 465 stores and more than 86,000 Team Members at the time of the acquisition by Amazon. In February 2015, FORTUNE magazine cited her as the longest-sitting CFO among the then 58 women CFOs at Fortune 500 companies.
Glenda was one of the founding members of the board of the Whole Planet Foundation and has remained on the board since. She also serves on the boards of directors of two publicly-traded companies: Detroit-based Credit Acceptance Corporation (since 2004) and Austin-based Vital Farms (since going public in 2020). Flanagan was also on the board of San Francisco-based Fit Bit, Inc. from 2016 through their acquisition by Google in 2021.
Flanagan is an avid soccer player, soccer fan and pickle ball player and enjoys spending time in the countryside. She has a son and a daughter who are both married, and three beautiful grandchildren.