Deloitte hired former Wal-Mart exec Charles Holley as independent senior advisor

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Deloitte has hired Charles Holley, retired chief financial officer of Wal-Mart Stores, to serve as an independent advisor to staff, clients and senior leadership, and will work to help fulfill Deloitte’s vision “to be recognized as the preeminent advisor to the CFO.”

“In leading the CFO Program for nearly 10 years, I’ve seen the value that experienced consultation and guidance can bring and the add-on opportunities that unique experience can generate,” said Sanford Cockrell III, national managing partner, U.S. CFO Program, Deloitte LLP.  “Charles has a caliber of experience that few others can claim, and I’m simply thrilled he has joined Deloitte as our ‘CFO-in-residence.’ He will make an immediate impact by validating our offerings and capabilities, while making them more tangible through his CFO experiences.”

In this role, Holley’s responsibilities range from associate dean and CFO speaker at Deloitte’s Next Generation CFO Academies, participating in select CFO Transition Lab sessions, attending multiple CFO Forums and the annual CFO Vision conference. He will lend his experience to Deloitte’s quarterly CFO Signals survey, bi-weekly CFO Insights series, CFO Lens app and have a regular column in the Deloitte module of CFO Journal.

Holley served as CFO of Wal-Mart from December 2010 to January 2016. During his tenure, he was instrumental in shaping Walmart’s strong financial position while driving significant shareholder returns.

“Deloitte’s CFO Program has a well-recognized reputation for excellence, and I look forward to becoming an integral part of it by working to enhance Deloitte’s overarching positioning, collaborating with senior leadership, mentoring staff and delivering value to Deloitte clients across the organization,” said Holley.