Pittsburgh — DICK’S Sporting Goods has named Paul Gaffney as chief technology officer, effective November 20, 2017. He most recently helped to lead IT efforts at The Home Depot.
In his new role, Gaffney will be responsible for DICK’S technology, including infrastructure, e-commerce platforms, and new and evolving digital platforms.
"Paul is joining the company at a critical time as we're evolving every day through our digital transformation efforts," says Edward W. Stack, chairman and chief executive officer. "Paul's experience will make an immediate impact on the company and we're thrilled to welcome him to the DICK'S family."
At The Home Depot, Gaffney most recently served as the senior vice president of information technology, responsible for the organization's software engineering, user-centered design and applications. While there, he was responsible for leading The Home Depot’s digital revolution, inspiring the engineering team to deliver customer focused software to millions of customers and over 400,000 associates.
Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omnichannel sporting goods retailer. As of October 28, 2017, the company operated more than 715 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, DICK'S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores. For more information, visit http://www.dickssportinggoods.com.
SOURCE: DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.