Macy’s Inc. Enhances Tech Team

It named Yasir Anwar executive vice president and chief technology officer and Mike Robinson executive vice president overseeing customer experience.
June 8, 2017Allison Zisko

Anwar, YasirYasir Anwar
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 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.

In addition, Mike Robinson has been named executive vice president, product management and customer experience. He will manage all aspects of product management, portfolio and user experiences for digital, store and omnichannel systems.

“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.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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