Former Kroger CFO Millerchip will succeed him in role
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. announced today that chief financial officer Richard Galanti intends to step down from that role, effective March 15. Gary Millerchip, who has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Kroger Co., will succeed Galanti as Costco CFO.
Galanti will remain with Costco through January 2025, serving in an advisory role, assisting Gary during the transition, and continuing to serve on the company’s board of directors.
“Over his nearly forty-year tenure as chief financial officer at the company Richard has made innumerable and invaluable contributions to its success,” Costco chief executive officer Ron Vachris said in a statement. “He is widely known, admired, and respected among our shareholders, employees, business partners, and others. We express our deepest gratitude for his long and loyal service.”
Millerchip brings extensive retail and finance experience to his new post at Costco, serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Kroger since April 2019, the culmination of a 15-year tenure at the company. Before that Millerchip spent more than 20 years in banking, most recently with the NatWest Group (formerly Royal Bank of Scotland) in the U.K.
Costco currently operates 874 warehouse clubs, including 602 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 108 in Canada, 40 in Mexico, 33 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 18 in Korea, 15 in Australia, 14 in Taiwan, six in China, four in Spain, two in France, and one each in Iceland, New Zealand and Sweden. Costco also operates e-commerce sites in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia.