Robert Kirkland, Carey '02
CFO, Global Tools & Storage - Retail Sales Division
Stanley Black & Decker
Robert is a principal member of the Global Tools & Storage leadership team responsible for all financial matters within the Retail Sales Division. Prior to his role at Stanley Black & Decker, Robert served as President, Sysco St Louis and held various sales and finance roles with Pepsico. He began his professional career as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Medical Services Corps. Robert’s current community involvement includes: Board Member for St Louis Boys & Girls Club, Concordance Academy, Nine Network (PBS) & Jazz St Louis. He also serves as a standing member of the Executive Leadership Council and the St Louis Regional Business Council. In March, Robert was recognized by Savoy Magazine’s 2020 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.
Robert holds a BS degree in Economics from Hampton University and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.