Home Depot names new CIO in exec shuffle  

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Fahim Siddiqui Home Depot CIO
Fahim Siddiqui has been named chief information officer of The Home Depot.

The Home Depot has made some executive changes.

The home improvement retailer named Matt Carey to the newly created role of executive VP of customer experience, effective immediately. Carey joined the Home Depot in 2008 as executive VP, CIO. 

Succeeding Carey as CIO is Fahim Siddiqui, who  joined the Home Depot in 2018 as senior VP of information technology.

In the newly created position of executive VP of customer experience, Carey will be responsible for leading the vision, design, and development of new and innovative solutions that drive a seamless experience for Home Depot customers – in stores, online, or on their mobile devices.

Before joining Home Depot, Carey served as senior VP and chief technology officer  at eBay, where he was responsible for product development, site operations, cybersecurity, platform engineering, data warehousing and catalog operations for eBay Marketplaces. Prior to joining eBay in 2006, he spent more than 20 years with Walmart, where he was senior VP and CTO. 

“In his 14 years with The Home Depot, Matt has spearheaded an enormous technology transformation across our stores, supply chain, merchandising and digital presence," said Ted Decker, CEO and president of The Home Depot. "Now more than ever, our customers expect to shop with us how, when, and where they want – and there's little tolerance for friction in the shopping experience. Matt has a proven track record driving customer-first technology innovation.”

As CIO, Siddiqui will be responsible for all aspects of the company's technology strategy, infrastructure and software development for the Home Depot’s  stores, supply chain facilities, store support centers and online systems.

In his prior role as senior VP of information technology, Siddiqui focused on the development of applications and solutions for online, marketing, merchandising, supply chain, data and analytics function. He led the buildout of several transformational capabilities, including a central platform of common services to deliver agility, consistency and efficiency across the customer experience.

Prior to The Home Depot, he spent more than three decades leading software development in the retail, energy and telecom sectors, including Staples, MCI, Time Warner Telecom and Sprint.

"Fahim is a tremendous leader and a brilliant technologist who understands the power of technology to unlock a better experience for our customers and associates, and I look forward to working with him in this next phase of growth for The Home Depot," Decker added.

At the end of fiscal year 2021, Home Depot operated a total of 2,317 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company employs approximately 500,000 associates.