Paul Gaffney to Lead DICK’S Overall Technology Efforts
PITTSBURGH, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) today (November 14, 2017) announced Paul Gaffney has been named Chief Technology Officer, effective November 20. In this role, Gaffney will be responsible for the Company’s technology, including infrastructure, eCommerce platforms and new and evolving digital platforms.
“Paul is joining the Company at a critical time as we’re evolving every day through our digital transformation efforts,” said Edward W. Stack, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “Paul’s experience will make an immediate impact on the Company and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the DICK’S family.”
Gaffney joins DICK’S from The Home Depot, where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Information Technology, responsible for the organization’s software engineering, user-centered design and applications. While at The Home Depot, Gaffney was responsible for leading their digital revolution, inspiring the engineering team to deliver customer focused software to millions of customers and over 400,000 associates.
Paul Gaffney remarked, “I’m excited to join the DICK’S Sporting Goods team at this important time of focus and investment in technology as a key enabler to better communicate with and serve our customers.”
Throughout his career, Gaffney held a variety of senior leadership roles, most notably serving as President and Chief Executive Officer with AAA Northern California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of October 28, 2017, the Company operated more than 715 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.
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