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Sears appoints Staples exec as Home Services head


Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- Sears Holdings has named Arun Arora pany as senior VP and president, Home Services. In his new role with the company, Arora will be accountable for all aspects of the company's Home Services business, including in-home repair services, service contracts, carry-in repair, Sears home improvement services, parts direct, commercial sales (all Sears Holdings product categories) and Sears franchise businesses.

Arora most recently served as the senior VP and general manager for Staples global e-commerce. In this role he was responsible for managing Staples' online business, as well as the company's inside-sales business. Prior to Staples, he held the role of CFO, Americas & treasurer, for Groupon Inc. His 22-year career spans across roles of increasing levels of responsibility in finance and corporate development with Beam Global Wine & Spirits Inc.; 3M Company; Mentor Graphics Inc.; Verari Systems Inc.; Sun Microsystems Inc.; Credit Suisse First Boston; and Goldman, Sachs & Co.

"Our customers and members invite us every day into their homes and trust us; we don't take that for granted," said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings Chairman and CEO. "Arun's passion for both analytics and understanding the customer's needs, along with his deep experience in integrated retailing, will be an asset to the organization."

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