Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that Tom Conophy has been appointed executive vice president, chief information officer, overseeing all aspects of Staples’ global IT organization. He will report directly to Ron Sargent, Staples’ chairman and chief executive officer, and will serve on the Staples Executive Committee.
“Tom is a creative and innovative leader, and his skills complement the talents of our IT leadership team as we build the systems and processes to support our strategic reinvention,” said Sargent. “His broad background, with an emphasis on the customer experience, will prove particularly valuable as we expand our assortment beyond office supplies, grow our online capabilities, and focus on product-related services.”
Most recently, Conophy served as executive vice president and chief information officer for InterContinental Hotels Group, where he was responsible for all technology solutions across their global organization. He led online transformation efforts in key growth areas such as mobile and loyalty marketing, helping increase revenue and drive customer engagement. He previously played a similar role for Starwood Hotels & Resorts International. Conophy was also the chief architect for SABRE and held leadership positions at United Airlines.
About StaplesStaples is the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. For 26 years, Staples has served the needs of business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
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