Dollar Tree Appoints Bobby Aflatooni as Chief Information Officer; Mike Witynski Comments
CHESAPEAKE, VA - Fresh produce folks know how to give a warm welcome, and today we are putting our hands together for an information technology expert. Bobby Aflatooni has been named Dollar Tree’s new Chief Information Officer, playing a large role in the retailer’s expanding executive team.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Dollar Tree organization,” Aflatooni stated. “Our team will be driven to focus on systems infrastructure enhancements to support the company’s growth by providing better support to store associates, merchandising and marketing teams, and our supply chain to deliver improved shopper experience. Having worked with, and supported, a number of leaders at Dollar Tree in previous roles will enable us to hit the ground running.”
Aflatooni most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for The Howard Hughes Corporation, responsible for leading all information technology (IT) strategies and operations. He also worked at a large value retailer as Vice President of IT Operations, Architecture, Merchandising, and Senior Director of IT Infrastructure and Architecture.
According to a press release, Aflatooni’s professional career includes the development and oversight of IT priorities for Yum! Brands, Capital One Auto Finance, LayerOne, Silverleaf Resorts, and Capital One Services. He also served in the United States Marine Corps.
“I am pleased to announce that Bobby Aflatooni has joined Dollar Tree as our new CIO. Bobby is a proven leader with a strong track record of delivering results and leading multiple system transformations,” stated Mike Witynski, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The technology investments we will make over the next several years will be critical to our success as we enable our people, simplify work streams, and accelerate our growth.”
Witynski continued, “This is the first of a number of executive additions related to our recently announced leadership changes as we scale our leadership team to accelerate the growth and transformation of our company.”
In addition to this news, the company announced it is rescheduling its Investor Day from October 2022 until spring 2023.
Cheers to Bobby Aflatooni!