Garry Kelly, CIO

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2002-12-01 Print this article Print

Garry Kelly must help return the $41 billion department-store retailer to health, while simultaneously digesting a $1.6 billion direct-sales operation.

Garry Kelly
Chief Information Officer
Sears, Roebuck and Co.

(most to least recent)
  • Payless ShoeSource: Sixteen years; ended up as vice president, logistics, information systems and technology
  • Wilson Sporting Goods: Company Directed information services
  • Arthur Young & Company: Led management consulting practice in Chicago office
  • University of Illinois, Bachelor's degree in economics
    Questions He Faces
  • Service Levels: Lands' End answers e-mail within hours. Will Sears do as well?
  • Cross-selling: Will it proliferate under Kelly or remain as limited as it is now?
  • Inventory management: Will Sears run out of Lands' End apparel? Also, too many clearance sales on Sears' Web site may signal trouble

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