Steve Matyas

Board Member

Steve Matyas is the retired Chief Executive Officer of STAPLES® Retail. He joined Staples’ Canadian operation, The Business Depot® Ltd. (Canada), as their first employee in March 1991. Steve built STAPLES® Canada into the undisputed category leader and one of the most admired retailers in Canada. As President of STAPLES® Canada, Steve also served on the Executive team and the Board of Directors of STAPLES®, Inc. In June 2016 Steve was appointed as President of STAPLES® North American Retail and in September 2017 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of STAPLES® Retail.

Before joining STAPLES® /The Business Depot® Ltd., Steve worked for several subsidiaries of Koffler Associates, including Shoppers Drug Mart Ltd., where he held a variety of senior executive positions.

Steve is also Director of K-Bro Linens Inc., Director of Kal Tire Corp. and Chairman of Rubicon Pharmacies. He formerly served as Director and Chairman of the Board of the Retail Council of Canada, Director of EPCOR Utilities, Director SC REIT, Director of the Baycrest Hospital Foundation, Director of University of Alberta Business School Advisory Council on Retail Studies and Director of the Advisory Committee for the School of Retail Management at the Faculty of Business, Ryerson University.