Co-Founder and Chairman, The Container Store
Mr Kip Tindell is the Co-Founder and Chairman on The Container Store, which opened in Dallas in 1978. With Mr Tindell at its helm until 2016, the retailer grew to 80+ stores across the country, merchandised with more than 10,000 solutions designed to save space and time coupled with a full suite of digital shopping services and solutions, and established a world-renowned culture of impeccable customer service through a commitment to its employees first. He established The Container Store’s Foundation Principles™ in 1988 which center around an employee-first culture, superior customer service and strict merchandising. With Mr Tindell’s focus on employees first, The Container Store has landed on Fortune magazine’s list of ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ for 17 years in a row.
Having transitioned to Chairman in 2016, Mr Tindell now focuses his time on further strengthening important vendor relationships, keeping the employee-first culture front and center and elevating The Container Store. Over the course of his career, Tindell has been presented with numerous awards, including: Ernst & Young’s prestigious ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ (1991), and the National Retail Federation’s ‘Innovator of the Year’ (1998) and ‘Gold Medal Award’ (2010) which is the most coveted award in retail. Mr Tindell serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Retail Federation, and sits on the boards of Whole Foods Market, Conscious Capitalism, Inc and the Baylor Healthcare Systems Foundation.