Forty Under 40: Kali Davis

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Class of 2021 Forty Under 40 Kali Davis Vice President, Client Service Innovation Harvest Group, Rogers

Kali Davis loves to serve others. Growing up in Hendersonville, Tenn., she was sure she’d be a waitress. As an adult, she serves retailers, clients and teammates.

Learning to practice and compete as a Division I basketball player at Furman University in South Carolina taught her a lot. Davis interned for Procter & Gamble during college, then worked for them in Chicago after earning her business administration degree in 2010. With responsibility for retailers and wholesalers, she figured out how to prioritize because she had more than a dozen buyers. Moving to headquarters in 2012 as an account executive, she worked across the entire sales field to develop sales strategies.

“That shaped the rest of my career because I got to see how the company made decisions,” she said.

In 2014 she joined P&G’s Walmart team in Northwest Arkansas.

After working for a big company, Davis joined Harvest Group in 2017 as an account manager to get an “entrepreneurial” experience.

“I wanted to go from a barge to a Jet Ski and have a company that changes a bit faster,” she said.

Promoted to team leader in 2018, then director in 2020, Davis leads the company’s largest division. “It’s about serving our clients and teammates so that God gets the glory,” she said. “I like how that looks from a day-to-day perspective for me.”

Davis enjoys strategizing and gets excited about a whiteboard and a problem to solve as she builds plans to benefit Walmart and her clients. As a leader, she wants to help shape Harvest’s vision for the future.

Davis serves on the board of

Workmatters because she loves the idea of getting to bridge the gap between faith and work. Wanting all kids to have the same sports opportunities she enjoyed, she’s on Arkansas Athletes Outreach’s board.