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Sears Holdings taps Kasbe for IT   

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Sears Holdings has hired Timothy Kasbe as svp and chief information officer, taking over the role from Karen Austin, who will now serve as president of the home electronics business unit.

Kasbe most recently was cio at Reliance Retail Ltd., a startup retail chain in India that has opened nearly 1,000 stores during the past two years. He had previous experience with IBM, Andersen Consulting and Westpac Banking Corp.

“Timothy brings to the company over 20 years of experience creating and

delivering global IT strategies and solutions within the retail, banking

and telecom industries. I’m confident he will take the team to a new level

while effectively building on the work that has been underway in the IT

organization,” said Bruce Johnson, interim ceo and president, Sears Holdings.

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