Portrait: Eric Reynolds

Eric Reynolds

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating and Strategy Officer

Eric Reynolds is executive vice president and chief operating and strategy officer of The Clorox Company, a role he assumed in January 2024 when he added responsibility for leadership of strategy for the company — enterprise, portfolio and the business unit strategy process. He continues to lead the company’s planning processes, including target setting and overall delivery of financial performance, which he has overseen as chief operating officer since 2020.

During more than 20 years with the company, Reynolds has served in many senior leadership roles, most recently as executive vice president – Household and Lifestyle, with responsibility for the Litter, Food, Charcoal, Brita, Glad, Burt’s Bees, Nutranext and RenewLife businesses. Additionally, he spent three years as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. As CMO, he had global responsibility for all marketing functions, including brand strategy and management, staffing and development, consumer insights, advanced analytics, agency management, consumer promotion, digital capabilities, media planning and buying, commercial production, and graphic design. Before these roles, he served as vice president and general manager – Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, overseeing Clorox’s growth and brand strategies in these regions. His career at Clorox began in 1998 as an associate marketing manager on the Brita business.

Reynolds currently serves as the executive sponsor for the company’s LGBTQ employee resource group and its digital transformation initiative.

Prior to joining the company, he spent five years working for General Mills in finance.

Reynolds currently chairs the American Cleaning Institute and serves on the board of the Alameda County Community Food Bank. He is a former chair of the Vesper Society, a social justice health access foundation.

Reynolds holds an MBA in marketing and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in English and economics from Saint Olaf College.