Douglas Wald is a Senior Vice President of Operations for Yesway. Working closely with Brian Ashburn, his primary responsibility is to manage the daily operations of Yesway’s growing portfolio of convenience stores; hire, train and mentor newly-hired district and regional managers; and ensure the successful execution of marketing and operational initiatives.
Prior to joining Yesway, Doug was a Regional Operations Manager for The Pantry, Inc. where he held P&L responsibility for an 85-store chain in Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky generating over $280 million per year in sales. Doug was also responsible for daily operations and fuel pricing and implemented marketing plans to enhance product merchandising and facility appearance. Prior to this position, Doug was the Chief Operating Officer for Presto Convenience Stores where he managed 54 stores in two states with combined annual sales in excess of $250 million. Doug was also responsible for all store operations and built long-standing relationships with vendors to enhance product presentation and marketing methods.
Doug is a graduate of Northern State University.