Macy’s Inc. Enhances Tech Team
June 8, 2017,
CINCINNATI—Macy’s Inc. has appointed Yasir Anwar executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately.
Anwar will drive the alignment of Macy’s Inc.’s technology efforts with the company’s strategy. He will be responsible for the teams that build the end-to-end e-commerce experience, enterprise-shared services, infrastructure, field services and functional IT support, the company said.
Joining macys.com as vice president, engineering in 2012, Anwar was repeatedly promoted through the digital ranks until being named chief technology officer in February. He founded MacysLabs, where he introduced lean development and delivery practices. Prior to joining Macy’s, he was the head of engineering at WalmartLabs, where he built next generation platforms for Walmart Global eCommerce.
“Robinson will oversee a unified product and portfolio vision, allowing customers to shop seamlessly and easily across all Macy’s Inc. channels,” the retailer said.
“Maximizing our technology capabilities and continuing the strong growth of our digital and mobile platforms is a high priority for Macy’s Inc., and we are restructuring our technology teams to support these efforts,” said President and CEO Jeff Gennette. “Bringing the Macy’s technology teams together under Yasir’s leadership will result in faster time to market and decision making through a streamlined IT organization that will create nimble platforms for continuous business transformation. Mike’s focus on product and customer experience will ensure that our best customer continues to be able to shop the way she lives both online and in store.”
Anwar and Robinson will report to R.B. Harrison, chief omnichannel and operations officer.
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