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Austin Leonard

Walmart Connect

Industry Manager, Enterprise Food & Consumables


As Industry Manager, Food & Consumables for Walmart Connect, Austin leads the strategic direction of the team focused on Walmart Food suppliers across the Walmart ecosystem. Our job is to help them leverage Walmart’s unparalleled omni shopper data to reach and influence Walmart customers at scale – delivering highly relevant content and accountable advertising that enhance the Walmart shopping journey. With more than 16 years of advertising experience, Austin has an extensive background in traditional, digital and retail media. After starting in radio in Atlanta, Austin made the jump to digital in 2008. At eBay, Austin led several different teams for eBay Enterprise and helped bring eBay’s first-party audience targeting programmatic platform to market. Most recently, Austin held sales leadership positions at Rakuten and Smaato prior to joining Walmart in July 2018. Austin is a proud graduate of the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business (Go Gators!), and he earned his MBA in Marketing from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta.