Turning a Battleship: ‘One Way’ That Works

Mike Lamb, Vice President, Asset Protection & Safety, the Kroger Company

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The phrase “turning a battleship” could describe the challenge Mike Lamb faced when he joined the Kroger Co. in 2017 as Vice President of Asset Protection & Safety. Restructuring a department is no easy task. But adding the component of centralizing over 20 separate brands adds another dimension that impacts the whole company and requires an element of political maneuvering, sensitivity, sales skill, and confidence. Mike shares how he managed the change and helped move the needle for Kroger.