Features Retail

Mike Breeze – European Wax Center 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

At European Wax Center, Mike Breeze helps the company grow and succeed through strategic technology initiatives. His role as chief information officer places him at the forefront of innovation, where he harnesses his passion for technology advancements to propel the company forward.  Breeze’s approach to leadership is characterized by a unique blend of geeky enthusiasm […]

Kevin Blanchard – Genesco 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Walk a mile in his shoes, and Kevin Blanchard will lead you to an ongoing digital transformation.  Now over 18 months in as global chief information officer of the Nashville-based global footwear retailer Genesco, he’s brought several transformative projects to closure, jump-started several others, and is gearing up for the annual long-range planning process, including […]

C. Chris Meystrik – JTV

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s a term the Grateful Dead used to explain their longevity: misfit power. C. Chris Meystrik nods approvingly when asked whether it’s in the secret sauce of his infotech division at Jewelry Television (JTV). “I like it,” he answers. “At another company, a manager might roll his eyes and say, ‘that guy’s really out there’ […]

Jorge Barroso – The Hershey Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

W hen Amplify Snack Brands was acquired by Hershey in early 2018, the company’s IT team began integrating with the candy giant’s systems and infrastructure. When this was completed in January 2020, the team had no idea how fortuitous its timing was. “It worked out perfectly for the pandemic,” IT Director Jorge Barroso says. “We […]

Faris H. Faris

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Hydraulics straining, the forklift plods a steady course through the warehouse, carrying new inventory to be stored on racks or removing inventory for shipping.  It’s a process seemingly as old as warehouses, but there’s a modern twist. Instead of operating on paper and memory, warehouse operators are relying on technology to help find the correct […]

Scott Stalnaker – Donatos Pizza

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Managing operations for a successful chain of pizza shops may not be the typical way to become an IT leader, but it’s certainly worked for Scott Stalnaker. Stalnaker, the executive director of IT infrastructure for Donatos Pizza, began his career with the venerable Columbus, Ohio-based pizza chain in 1993 and rose to become a district […]

Alan Fisher – McCreary Modern Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

How do bolts of fabric, hides of leather and sheets of plywood build a career in IT? Those are among the raw materials McCreary Modern of Newton, North Carolina, uses to make the upholstered furniture it ships to retailers throughout the U.S. Tracking those materials and the manufacturing processes is Alan Fisher’s responsibility. As director […]

Mario Lozada – Payless ShoeSource

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At the end of 2018, the outlook for Payless ShoeSource, at least in the U.S., was grim. Cornered by online retailers like Zappos and Amazon, it had closed more than 1,000 stores across the country. However, with new executive leadership, its fortunes were beginning to shift in early 2020, says Mario Lozada, who was among […]

Nathan Kerns – Fareway Stores Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He’s never been in a rush to use the latest infotech at Fareway Stores Inc. Shoppers probably wouldn’t like drastic changes at the Midwest grocery chain noted for personalized service, Nathan Kerns tells Toggle in June from headquarters in Boone, Iowa. A member of the tech team for over a dozen years and senior vice […]

Hisham Aharon – Ocean State Job Lot

Est. reading time: 4 mins

After 32 years at Ocean State Job Lot, Hisham Aharon is still finding ways to innovate. When the retail company expanded beyond New England, Aharon, the CIO, and his team, noticed its transportation system was inefficient. Trucks were headed to Pennsylvania full of merchandise and returning empty, which was a waste of time and fuel. […]

Testimonials

Alliant is very pleased with our experience working with the TrueLine Publishing team. We were not only impressed with the caliber of the whitepaper that was produced, but with the level of attention from the team we partnered with. They were very detailed oriented and I appreciated their follow up. They even offered to refresh the article and invited Alliant to participate in some of the design features. It is without reservation that I highly recommend other businesses partnering with this publication and I look forward to an opportunity to work with them again in the future.
— Katie Patterson, Director of Marketing, Alliant Technologies

LATEST EDITION

Spring I 2024

READ NOW

GET TOGGLE IN YOUR INBOX.

  • * We’ll never share your email or info with anyone.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.