Our Leadership

Acosta is led by the best in the business — trusted partners and strategic advisors who are committed to the success of our clients and customers success.


Executive Team


Darian Pickett
Chief Client Officer

Darian Pickett joined Acosta in 1991 upon graduating from the University of North Texas. With more than 20 years of experience, Pickett has served A...


Executive Team


Mark Smith
President, Acosta International

Mark Smith joined Acosta in February 2017 where he is responsible for the international divisions and territories outside U.S. and Canada. He was pr...


Executive Team


Ashley Taylor
Chief Customer Officer

Ashley Taylor joined Acosta as Chief Customer Officer in 2017. Prior to joining Acosta, Taylor most recently served as Vice President at Walmart Int...


Executive Team


Paul Wood
Executive Vice President, Walmart Team 

Paul Wood was named the Executive Vice President and Team Leader for the Acosta Walmart Team in August 2016. Acosta’s dedicated Walmart Team is co...


Board of Director


Gary R. Chartrand

Gary Chartrand became executive chairman in January 2009. Chartrand joined Acosta in 1983 as a business manager and subsequently was promoted to vic...


Board of Director


Robert Hill

Robert E. Hill Jr. was appointed Vice Chairman of Acosta in September 2016 after serving as President and CEO for the prior seven years. Hill is a l...