John W. Garratt Biography

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John W. Garratt
President and Chief Financial Officer
Dollar General
Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Elected: January 2022
Term expires: 12/31/2023

John W. Garratt has served as president and chief financial officer of Dollar General since September 2022. Headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dollar General Corporation is the largest discount retailer in the United States by number of locations, operating over 18,000 stores in 46 states. The typical Dollar General store is located in a small-box structure and offers a broad selection of merchandise, including consumables, home products, and apparel from America's most trusted manufacturers.

Mr. Garratt previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2015 to August 2022, and prior to being named chief financial officer, he held the position of senior vice president of finance and strategy. Before joining Dollar General, he served in various roles at Yum! Brands including vice president of finance, senior director of corporate strategy, and senior director of financial planning. Mr. Garratt previously held various positions of increasing responsibility at Alcoa and General Electric.

He is a member of the boards of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Humana Inc., and the American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter.

Mr. Garratt earned his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and his BS in finance from Indiana University Bloomington.