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Katie Finnegan
Most Creative People 2018

Katie Finnegan

VP of incubation, Global eCommerce, Walmart | San Bruno, California

For incubating Walmart's future
The Most Creative People in business 2018

Katie Finnegan is a retail expert who has worked at all levels of the industry. After earning her MBA at Duke, she studied under Mickey Drexler at J.Crew before launching her startup, the e-commerce concierge Hukkster, in 2012. The company was later bought by Jet.com, where Finnegan worked alongside CEO Marc Lore in overseeing everything from corporate strategy to M&A and strategic investments.

In 2016, when Walmart acquired Jet, Finnegan joined the world’s largest retailer as its VP of incubation for global e-commerce. She went on to cofound Walmart’s incubator, Store No. 8, which, through a range of portfolio startups, Finnegan leverages to explore how virtual reality and other new technologies and verticals can augment Walmart’s consumer shopping experience.

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