Katie Finnegan Leaving Walmart

Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Katie Finnegan, principal of Walmart’s incubation arm Store N°8, is departing the company on June 6. She cofounded Store No. 8, which, through startups, explores how new retail technologies can transform Walmart’s consumer shopping into a next-gen experience. 

Finnegan shared on LinkedIn:

“After 7.5 years of an **amazing** run, I have made the decision to leave Walmart. From Hukkster, to @Jet, to Walmart, to Store No. 8, to Spatial&..... I couldn't have planned a more interesting and rewarding journey. hashtag#recharge

Finnegan is also CEO and co-founder of Spatial&, a V-commerce startup focused on creating next-gen merchandising experiences, which was acquired by Store Nº8 in 2018. Prior to the formation of Store N°8, Katie was head of Corp Dev, IR and Strategy for Jet, reporting directly to CEO Marc Lore. Katie joined Jet in 2014 with the acquisition of Hukkster, a retail tech start-up she co-founded in 2012.

Fast Company named Finnegan to its “The Most Creative People in Business 2018” list for “incubating Walmart's future.”

Walmart quietly posted a startup CEO position on Store Nº8 in January.