- Strengthens Strategy & Services, Merchandising and IT Leadership
The Systemax North American Technology Products Group, a business
unit of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX), which includes the
TigerDirect, CompUSA and Circuit City brands, announced today that it
has appointed three new executives. Joining the leadership team are Jed
Stillman, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Services, Michael
Amkreutz, Executive Vice President of Merchandising, and Michael Jones,
Chief Information Officer.
David Sprosty, Systemax's Chief Executive of the North American
Technology Products Group, commented, "On behalf of our Board of
Directors and employees, I'd like to welcome Jed Stillman, Michael
Amkreutz and Michael Jones to Systemax and the North American Technology
Products Group ("NATPG"). All are experienced executives and proven
leaders with strong backgrounds in their respective fields. They will be
tremendous assets to our team as we execute on our goal to improve the
experience for our SMB, retail and online customers."
Jed Stillman has joined the Company as Executive Vice President of
Strategy and Services. In this new role, he will be responsible for
strategic planning and will work closely with the rest of the leadership
team to build Systemax's services and applications business. Jed brings
with him a wealth of education and experience in driving strategic
growth and new business opportunities. Most recently, Jed was Vice
President and General Manager at Best Buy, where he led the Best Buy
Connect business and subscription services business. Prior to that, Jed
was the President and COO for specialty retailer Seasonal Concepts.
Earlier in his career, Jed worked for Clark Bardes Consulting, Delolitte
& Touche and Ernst & Young. He received an M.B.A. in Business Policy &
Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of
Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Management from the University of Minnesota.
Michael Amkreutz, appointed Executive Vice President of Merchandising,
will be leading the strategic direction of the merchandising function
for all channels within the NATPG. Michael has extensive experience
within merchandising, marketing and product planning. Most recently,
Michael was Vice President of Merchandising for Sears Holdings Corp.,
responsible for online merchandising, and before that he was Vice
President of Product Management at Newegg.com. Additionally, he has
worked in the consumer electronics field on the manufacturing side for
Hannspree, Hanns.G and Sharp Electronics, where he worked with Systemax
as a vendor partner. Michael received a B.A. in Business & Marketing
from Western Washington University and a B.S. in Mathematics from
Michael Jones joins Systemax as Chief Information Officer, accountable
for the leadership and strategic direction of the information technology
teams for the NATPG. Michael is a seasoned IT executive and most
recently was the CIO for Michael's Stores where he significantly
contributed to revenue generation through the implementation of a CRM
database. He was also responsible for redesigning Michaels.com as well
as applying new financial and workforce management systems. He began his
career at Kmart, where he led the execution of a new logistics
management system as well as an integrated e-Commerce site with in-store
systems to maximize the multi-channel strategy. Michael received an
M.B.A. and a B.S. in Economics from the University at Albany.
About Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc. (http://www.systemax.com),
a Fortune 1000 company, sells personal computers, computer components
and supplies, consumer electronics and industrial products through a
system of branded e-Commerce websites, retail stores, relationship
marketers and direct mail catalogs in North America and Europe. The
primary brands are TigerDirect, CompUSA, Circuit City, MISCO, WStore and
Brainerd Communicators, Inc.
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Source: Systemax Inc.
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