Michaels’ exec joins leadership team at Bed Bath & Beyond

Marianne Wilson
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Bed Bath & Beyond has made a critical hire on its road to becoming a digital-first operation.

The struggling home furnishings retailer named Scott Lindblom as chief technology officer, effective September 28, 2020, responsible for leading Bed Bath & Beyond’s enterprise technology transformation.

Lindblom joins Bed Bath & Beyond from The Michaels Company, where he most recently served as executive VP and CIO, and transformed the IT function of the business into a “high-performing value creation department that enhanced and streamlined the shopping experience for customers, while creating significant revenue impact,” Bed Bath & Beyond stated. 

Prior to Michaels, which he joined in 2011, he was group VP of IT at Ross Stores. He also held senior roles within supply chain management and IT at Best Buy. 

Lindblom will be responsible for overseeing the vision and execution of Bed Bath & Beyond's enterprise technology roadmap to support the company's “digital-first, omni-always customer experience.”

"We are leading an operational and technological transformation to build a more efficient organization and best-in-class omni-always experience for our loyal customers,” stated John Hartmann, COO, Bed Bath & Beyond and president of its BuyBuy Baby division. “Scott's track record implementing leading IT solutions and digital fulfillment capabilities for a number of leading retailers will help us accelerate the modernization of our technology infrastructure and capabilities, to rebuild our authority in our core markets and deepen connections and loyalty with our customers."