HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced the appointment of Sean Skelley as president, Home Services. In his new role with the company, Skelley will be accountable for all aspects of the company’s Home Services business.
Skelley’s background includes over 20 years with Best Buy Co. Inc., where he progressed with increasing levels of responsibility, from stores to merchandising/category management, to business development and services. As senior vice president of services strategy, he led one of Best Buy’s key growth initiatives, “Win the Home with Service.” He was also responsible for the acquisition and nationwide rollout of Geek Squad, a 24/7 computer support task force, building it into a billion dollar global enterprise providing technology solutions.
Skelley most recently served as the senior vice president of service solutions for Asurion, a global organization providing device protection and support services for smartphones, tablets, consumer electronics and appliances.
“Sean is a proven, innovative leader who brings a history of strategic customer focus to his new role as the leader of Home Services,” said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He possesses a unique understanding of service and product repair needs, and his abilities to identify service efficiencies will be a great asset as we focus on our members and drive the company’s transformation.”
Sears Home Services is the number one national service provider and trusted advisor invited into millions of homes each year. Home Services is a key element in our active relationship with more than 39 million households. With approximately 7,500 service technicians making over 13 million service and installation calls annually, this business delivers a broad range of retail-related residential and commercial services.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members – wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.searsholdings.com.
About Sears Home Services
Sears Home Service, the nation’s largest product repair service provider, is a key element in Sears Holdings active relationship, providing more than 52 million solutions for homeowners annually. This business delivers a broad range of retail-related residential and commercial services across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Sears Home Services also includes HVAC services, home improvement services (primarily siding, windows, cabinet refacing, kitchen remodeling, roofing, carpet and upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, and garage door installation and repair). For more information about Sears Home Services, visit the website at www.searshomeservices.com.
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