Another Apple Alum for JCP
February 22, 2012-- Home Textiles Today,
JCPenney has hired Kristen Blum as executive vp and chief technology officer, effective Jan. 23. Her 25 years of experience at consumer goods and retail companies includes stops at PepsiCo, Abercrombie & Fitch and Apple.
Blum reports to chief operating officer Mike Kramer, also a one-time Apple executive - as are JCP's new ceo, Ron Johnson, and the company's recently hired HR chief, Daniel Walker.
Said Kramer: "Having worked with her for many years, I have seen firsthand Kristen's extraordinary ability to match strategic business objectives with technological solutions."
Blum described JCPenney as "the most exciting place to be in retail today."
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