Suresh Krishna

Suresh Krishna

CEO, Northern Tool & Equipment

Suresh Krishna is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Advisory Board of Northern Tool + Equipment; a $1.6B retailer and manufacturer of tools and commercial equipment.  Krishna joined Northern Tool + Equipment in April 2020 after five years as a member of the Advisory Board. His entrepreneurial leadership and innovation skills have helped propel the next phase of growth for Northern. Krishna has led the organization to record revenue, EBITDA and customer growth in a short 2 years. Krishna’s approach to business is forward looking, results oriented and decisive, with an emphasis on speed in execution to maximize Northern’s relevance to customers.

Prior to joining Northern, Krishna held senior leadership roles at leading global companies including Polaris, United Technologies, Diageo, and Sleep Number. He has vast experience in driving innovation, implementing digital transformation, building flexible supply chains, and leading mergers and acquisitions. Krishna’s broad and strategic mindset and ability to drive transformative change position him to help Northern achieve its potential.

Krishna holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India.