Best Buy Snags Starbucks Tech Guru
Stephen Gillett, the Starbucks chief information officer who revamped the retailer's technological approach to selling coffee, is joining electronics giant Best Buy. The 36-year-old former college football player is charged with no small task: helping Best Buy go up against Amazon while continuing to sell products in brick-and-mortar stores.
Gillett joins Best Buy Monday as president of the company's digital business, including its online stores, as well as replicating the information-systems responsibilities he held at Starbucks. At the Seattle coffee company Gillett was instrumental in offering free wireless Internet service to customers