Appointment Is Part of Broader Restructuring of Technology Team to
Expand Technological Capabilities and Further Drive Mobile and Digital
Mike Robinson to Assume Role of Executive Vice President, Product
Management and Customer Experience
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 1, 2017--
Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced the appointment of Yasir Anwar to
the role of executive vice president and chief technology officer
effective immediately. In this new role, Anwar will oversee all
technology functions for Macy’s, Inc. 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 ecommerce
experience, enterprise-shared services, infrastructure, field services
and functional IT support.
Mike Robinson has been named executive vice president, product
management and customer experience. In this role, Robinson 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.
“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 Chief Executive Officer 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 on-line and in-store.”
Anwar and Robinson will report to R.B. Harrison, chief omnichannel and
About Yasir Anwar
Yasir Anwar joined macys.com as vice president, engineering in May 2012.
He was promoted to group vice president, engineering in April 2014 and
senior vice president, digital technology in April 2016. Anwar was
appointed chief technology officer in February 2017. As a founder of
MacysLabs, Anwar introduced lean development practices and established
lean delivery teams to transform the delivery model, with a focus on
experimentation and customer testing. Prior to joining Macy’s, Anwar was
the head of engineering at Walmartlabs, where he built next generation
platforms for Walmart Global eCommerce. Previously, Anwar was the head
of engineering for Samsclub.com and led architecture for Walmart.com.
About Macy’s, Inc.
Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016
sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the
company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates
Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that
include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage.
Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia,
Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and
bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated
by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has
corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.
(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news
releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom).
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