T-Mobile named Gary King as its new chief information officer on Thursday. King will take over a roll that has been empty for two years, following Rob Strickland’s departure to Leap Wireless in 2010.
Gary King’s executive resume is impressive; he’s spent time in leadership roles at Avon and Barnes & Noble, and is coming to T-Mobile from his role as chief information officer at Chico’s FAS, a firm that owns Chico’s, White House, Black Market, Soma, and Boston Proper. King had been with that company for nine years.
“[King] led the transformation to align IT architecture and implement a shared services technology platform for the company’s numerous brands resulting in increased annual sales, growth of in-store technology and increased e-service options for customers,” T-Mobile said, possibly hinting at what King may do to help transform T-Mobile’s market strategy.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere said King will help T-Mobile “continue to advocate for consumers while transforming our business.” King’s first day at T-Mobile is Dec. 31.
T-Mobile Announces Appointment of New Chief Information Officer
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Dec. 19, 2013 – T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS) today announced the appointment of Gary King as its new Chief Information Officer. King, a 30-year veteran in technology services for consumer brands, is known as an innovator and transformer. He will lead T-Mobile’s IT organization with a strong focus on enhancing the Un-carrier customer experience.
“T-Mobile is heading into 2014 with incredible momentum,” said John Legere, chief executive officer. “Gary brings consumer, retail and e-business experience to the team, which will help us continue to advocate for consumers while transforming our business.”
In more than three decades with large brands such as Avon, Barnes & Noble and Chico’s, King has been at the forefront of driving innovation in the industry and helped define the online retail space at Barnes and Noble by building many solutions from the ground up, prior to the development of e-commerce platforms.
For the past nine years, King was executive vice president and CIO of Chico’s FAS, Inc. where he led the transformation to align IT architecture and implement a shared services technology platform for the company’s numerous brands resulting in increased annual sales, growth of in-store technology and increased e-service options for customers
King will join T-Mobile effective December 31.
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