TOP 100 GLOBAL SALES LEADERS 2019

Stanton McComb

President, McKesson Medical Surgical
McKesson

Thanks to dropping unemployment rates, McKesson Medical-Surgical, the medical supplies behemoth, has become a “victim” of sorts, facing the challenge of recruiting and retaining the best and brightest at a moment when employees and customers have a plethora of choices. To solve such a problem, McComb, the president of the 185-year-old San Francisco–based company, has taken a three-pronged approach: offering competitive financial compensation, a sense of purpose and state-of-the-art technology to current employees and thirsty recruits. “Career development keeps people engaged,” McComb, a former Citigroup exec, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch in May. “Right now, our retention rate has never been higher or better. Our engagement levels are up, based on employee opinion surveys.”