Chris Sultemeier

Operating Partner

Former President & CEO of Walmart Transportation and EVP of Logistics, Walmart

Chris Sultemeier is an Operating Partner at NewRoad Capital Partners. Chris has over 30 years of experience in leadership and supply chain operations. Chris served as President & CEO of Walmart Transportation and EVP of Logistics at Walmart, where he was responsible for over-the-road trucking, global shipping and warehousing. In his time at Walmart, Chris developed an extensive network of industry executives across transportation, third-party warehouse distribution and fulfillment and retail companies. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year Award on Sustainability.

Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for Duke Realty and Logistics Innovation Technologies.

Chris holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was an Army Airborne Ranger and received his professional engineering license in Civil Engineering.

I believe we have a responsibility to invest in the development of our CEO’s and their teams. Servant Leadership, setting a vision and a pace for the organization and doing this in a constant learning, humble manner will drive sustainable results. We are not focused on the short term but lasting relationships that build value throughout the organization. We hope to see future CEO’s and Founders in everyone of our invested companies and look forward to charting a path and building on that relationship. A relationship that can span many years.

Operating Skills


  • Global Supply Chain Management

  • Fulfillment & Distribution Optimization