IRVING, Texas -- Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of 7-Eleven Inc. and president of its 7-Ventures LLC investment arm, is retiring to spend more time with his family.
“It’s with sincere appreciation and gratitude that I thank Jesus for his many and significant contributions to 7-Eleven,” Joe DePinto, CEO of 7-Eleven, said in a statement provided to CSP Daily News. “His hard work, dedication and commitment to his team, franchisees and brand 7-Eleven is remarkable and will be missed by all.”
“I’ve known Jesus for 36 years,” DePinto said. “He is as hard working, loyal and authentic a leader as I’ve ever met. I’ll personally miss his friendship and working with him on a day-to-day basis, but admire his decision to put his family first by spending more time with them. I wish him, [his wife] Monica [and kids] Maya and Marco all the best in the future.”
Before joining 7-Eleven in early 2010, Delgado-Jenkins was president and CEO of Chicago-based GNI LLC, a convenience-store acquisition company. He was also an owner of 16 Mother Hubbard's Cupboard c-stores in Illinois and Iowa, which 7-Eleven acquired from Rock Island, Ill.-based MHC Convenience LLC in February 2010.
Delgado-Jenkins gained his c-store and retail experience through his leadership roles that included principal consultant for New York-based PriceWaterhouse Strategy Consulting Group, where he focused on demand-chain optimization for c-stores and consumer packaged goods companies, and as managing director of Chicago-based Bourbon Street Partners, where he worked on a significant number of c-store acquisition projects.
Prior to Bourbon Street Partners, Delgado-Jenkins served as a vice president of operations and merchandising support services for Chicago-based Dominick's Finer Foods Inc., a $2.6 billion grocery and drug retailer. He also served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury as CFO and deputy COO.
Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 66,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,600 in North America. It is No. 1 on CSP’s 2017 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by size. 7-Ventures is the retailer’s corporate venturing arm focused on discovering, partnering and investing in startups that complement 7-Eleven’s mission. It invests in early-stage food and beverage businesses as well as businesses that offer convenient services.