Martin Wolfe has joined Retail Enterprise Companies (RBS), the providers arm of Ahold Delhaize USA, as chief know-how officer.
Quincy, Mass.-based RBS mentioned Thursday that Wolfe turns into a part of its info know-how management staff, led by Rom Kosla, government vice chairman of IT and chief info officer. Wolfe brings a mix of enterprise acumen, technical depth and business experience to the CTO function, together with a deep background in digital transformation and hybrid cloud journeys, RBS famous.
“I’m excited to hitch the group at this pivotal time for Ahold Delhaize USA corporations,” Wolfe (pictured left) mentioned in a press release. “Retail is quickly altering and know-how is a differentiator that permits retailers’ talents to compete. I look ahead to supporting Retail Enterprise Companies in its ‘Evolve IT’ journey, which is vital in enabling Ahold Delhaize USA manufacturers to win now and into the longer term.”
Most just lately, Wolfe served as international CTO and vice chairman of IBM’s retail, client packaged items, logistics and journey industries. He involves RBS after 25 years at IBM, together with as CTO and senior technical adviser, international cloud structure chief, government consumer architect and technical adviser, and chief engineer and lead enterprise architect, amongst different roles.
“We’re happy to welcome Marty to the staff,” acknowledged Kosla, who succeeded Paul Scorza as CIO of RBS final 12 months. “His deep expertise in retail and associated industries, the place he was chargeable for driving digital transformation, might be useful as we proceed to remodel IT for Ahold Delhaize USA corporations. As every of our corporations proceed to serve related prospects and drive aggressive omnichannel progress, the function of IT has by no means been extra essential. We look ahead to Marty’s contributions as we proceed our work to ‘Evolve IT’ and allow Ahold Delhaize USA corporations to thrive in an omnichannel world.”
Apart from know-how, RBS gives Ahold Delhaize USA retail banners with providers and assist in merchandising, advertising and marketing, personal manufacturers, retailer operations, pharmacy, sourcing, monetary, communications, provide chain and different areas.
Ahold Delhaize USA encompasses the grocery store chains Cease & Store, Big Meals, Big/Martin’s, Meals Lion and Hannaford, which operates greater than 2,000 shops on the East Coast, in addition to on-line grocer FreshDirect, the Peapod Digital Labs e-commerce and digital innovation unit, and the RBS assist unit.