Experienced and accomplished retail, digital, omnichannel, supply chain, operations executive who brings a deep understanding of Retail, ecommerce, Information Technology and Supply Chain, with a proven track record for driving organizations to high levels of performance and profitability.
Fred was the Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Barnes & Noble, where he oversaw the E-Commerce and NOOK businesses, which are part of Retail. Prior to Barnes & Noble, he served as Chief Digital Officer at Toys “R” Us, overseeing digital businesses in 13 countries. Prior to Toys “R” Us, Fred was the Chief Information Officer at The Sports Authority, Inc., where he led the organization through a formal web redesign, incrementally increasing page conversion through a focus on improved usability and experience. He also served as a consultant to Best Buy, Inc., where he collaborated on productivity and strategic technology investments. Fred also spent five years at Target Corporation as Vice President of Supply Chain Development. Additionally, he served on the Board of the Global Commerce Initiative.
Fred has a bachelors in Business and Humanities from University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.