Donovan Ford is senior vice president of store operations for The Save Mart Companies reporting to Shane Sampson, Executive Chairman. Donovan oversees store operations and retail execution, leading more than 14,000 team members at over 200 stores.
Donovan brings more than 30 years of grocery and retail experience in all aspects of large-scale retail business development with an impressive track record of sales growth, including improving profits, reducing shrink and expanding revenue in multiple markets. Donovan began his career in the stores and later joined Albertsons where he went on to hold a series of leadership positions. Most recently, Donovan served as vice president of operations for Safeway where he oversaw 110 stores in the Washington metropolitan area.