Michael L. Cox was Appointed as Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition at Wal-Mart

Date of management change: June 15, 2012 

What Happened?

Bentonville, AR-based Wal-Mart has Appointed Michael L. Cox as Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition


About the Company

Each day, it`s our mission to help people save money so they can live better. And as the world`s largest retailer, it takes a lot of really talented people to make this happen. You can join the millions of associates – 2.2 million, to be exact – who are already making a difference in our customers` lives each day. More than 50 years ago, Sam Walton started the tradition of hiring the best and brightest when he opened our first store. And our strong values still hold true today. Each day, you`ll grow and build new skills as we shape the future of the retail industry around the globe. It`s a big responsibility, with career rewards that match. And no matter how big we grow, you`ll always find a culture of support built by people passionate about innovation. Join our family.


About the Person

Michael is the Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition for Walmart Global eCommerce. He leads a team of human resources and talent acquisition professionals who are responsible for partnering with and advising business leaders on a variety topics related to human capital management, talent attraction, workforce planning, and business strategy development and execution.   Michael is passionate about the field of Human Resources and is driven to create high performing teams that add to the businesses overall performance by serving as trusted business advisors.  Simply put, Michael sees his role as connecting people with purpose at Walmart while building the talent density within the Walmart organization.          Michael joined Walmart in June 2012.  Prior to joining Walmart, Michael was the Global Talent Acquisition Leader for eBay Inc. where his responsibilities included recruiting for such well known brands as eBay Marketplaces, PayPal, StubHub, GSI, and many others.  Before eBay, Michael worked for global companies such as Bank of America and First Data Corporation.   His career spans over 25 years primarily as a strategic HR business partner and leader.  Michael has worked in a variety of industries in addition to ecommerce such as financial services, healthcare and insurance. In addition to his corporate career, he teaches for the University of California, Santa Cruz in their Human Resources Management program.   Michael earned his MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL and his undergraduate from Western Kentucky University.     He has lived in variety of locations in the US and has worked internationally where he was based in Sydney, Australia.   Currently, he resides in San Jose, CA.  He is an avid cyclist and has completed eight AIDS LifeCycle events – a 7-day, 565 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles supporting the fight against the global HIV/AIDS pandemic in addition to other community activities.


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