Sears Quietly Parts Ways With CIO, Reports StorefrontBacktalk

The $44 billion chain, one of the America's largest and older retailers, has had no CIO since November when CIO Timothy Kasbe and Sears parted ways

Dec 23, 2010, 13:59 ET from StorefrontBacktalk

WHIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears has quietly parted ways with its Chief Information Officer (CIO) after merely 20 months as its Senior Vice President, StorefrontBacktalk reported Wednesday. ( Timothy Kasbe left in early November. To be fair, the $44 billion 124-year-old retail chain is hardly known for its executives' lengthy tenure, with some department heads lasting only months and sometimes weeks.

Sears is now listing no CIO, with a company official saying that IT VP Keith Sherwell is running the Information & Technology Group "until a permanent replacement is named."

Kasbe was a celebrated global IT executive when Sears hired him in February 2009, when he was the CIO for India's largest retail, Reliance Retail.

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