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03/08/2021

GameStop ramps up its shift to e-commerce; hires Chewy co-founder

Marianne Wilson
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GameStop Corp. has formed a new strategy committee to identify ways to accelerate its digital transformation.  

The committee will be led by Ryan Cohen, manager of RC Ventures and co-founder of Chewy Inc. It will also include Alan Attal, Chewy’s former top operations executive, and Kurt Wolf, chief investment officer of Hestia Capital Management.

Since the committee was formed, it already has done the following:

• Appointed Matt Francis to the newly-created role of chief technology officer. Most recently, he was an engineering leader at Amazon Web Services and previously held senior-level technology roles at companies such as QVC and Zulily. 

• Appointed Josh Krueger as VP of fulfillment. He previously held senior fulfillment roles at Amazon, Walmart, and QVC. 

• Appointed Kelli Durkin as senior VP of customer care. She previously served as Chewy’s VP of customer service.

•    Initiated a search for a new CFO with relevant technology and/or e-commerce experience. 

“The committee will continue to focus on identifying actions that can transform GameStop into a technology business and help create enduring value for stockholders,” the retailer stated. “It is responsible for evaluating areas that include GameStop’s current operational objectives, capital structure and allocation priorities, digital capabilities, organizational footprint, and personnel.”