PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) today announced Vidya Jwala has been named Chief eCommerce and Supply Chain Officer. In this role, Jwala will be responsible for the Company's digital integration of eCommerce and Supply Chain efforts, and will report to Lauren Hobart, President, DICK'S Sporting Goods.
"As we continue to add new digital technology to our organization, Vidya will ensure that our ecommerce capabilities and supply chain serves as a key differentiator, enhancing our customer service efforts," said Hobart. "His experience will be critical in our digital transformation, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the DICK'S family."
Vidya joins DICK'S from Overstock.com, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Supply Chain, Technology & Customer Service, responsible for growing the organization's business, the overall vendor-engagement program and private label brands. Previously, he was Vice President of Merchandising & Operations at Walmart Stores, Inc., where he held a variety of multi-channel roles in merchandising, supply chain, sourcing and operations in the US, Brazil, and Asia.
Throughout his career, Vidya also held a variety of senior leadership roles at other key retailers, including Tractor Supply Company and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. Early in his career, Vidya held various buying & merchandising roles at Worthington Industries and Jo-Ann Stores Inc. He holds a master's of science in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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 August 4, 2018, the Company operated 729 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 a comprehensive range of services including technology solutions such as online registration and league management services, and mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping; team gear such as uniforms and equipment, fan wear, 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.
Investor Relations: Steve West, Vice President of Investor Relations DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. [email protected] (724) 273-3400