Best Buy Names Vitelli U.S. Head; Ballard Takes Over International
Best Buy Monday announced some leadership changes, splitting its two-person U.S. leadership team of Mike Vitelli and Shari Ballard. Ballard has been named president of Best Buy International, with Vitelli taking on the sole title of President of Best Buy U.S. Both will retain their executive vice president titles.
Vitelli and Ballard had been named co-presidents of the Americas in February 2010. Vitelli also joined the Consumer Electronics Association's board late last year.
"To make the most of the profitable opportunities we see both domestically and internationally, we are establishing dedicated responsibility with two of our senior executive leaders, Shari Ballard and Mike Vitelli," Brian J. Dunn, Best Buy's CEO, said in a statement.