CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phillips Edison & Company (“PECO” or the “Company”), an internally-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers, today announced the hire of experienced information technology executive Kevin J. McCann to serve as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Mr. McCann will oversee the Company’s information technology environment to support the Company’s business strategy.
Mr. McCann joins Phillips Edison from IRC Retail Centers, an owner and manager of neighborhood retail centers located primarily in the Midwest and Southeast, where he held the position of Chief Information Officer and Vice President since 2015. During his tenure at IRC, Mr. McCann created and developed the company’s technology department, set strategic technology goals and migrated all system applications from Inland Real Estate Group to the newly spun-off IRC Retail Centers.
“Kevin is a proven talent whose expertise has led to the development and implementation of innovative tech solutions that have generated significant, measurable results,” said Bob Myers, Chief Operating Officer at PECO. “We expect Kevin’s fresh perspectives and demonstrated leadership skills will add tremendous value to our award-winning IT team as they work with senior management to identify opportunities to further enhance productivity, performance and service across the organization.”
Mr. McCann spent nine years at Inland Real Estate Group prior to IRC’s spin-off, most recently serving as Director of Information Technology. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing a team of 35 professionals in the development and implementation of Inland’s technology strategy. Prior to joining Inland, Mr. McCann held technology services roles at Deloitte Consulting. Mr. McCann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loras College and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University, and he is also a Certified Public Accountant.
About Phillips Edison & Company
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. (“PECO”), an internally-managed REIT, is one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers. PECO’s diversified portfolio of well-occupied neighborhood shopping centers features a mix of national and regional retailers selling necessity-based goods and services in fundamentally strong markets throughout the United States. Through its vertically-integrated operating platform, the Company manages a portfolio of 330 properties, including 294 wholly-owned properties comprising approximately 33.2 million square feet across 32 states (as of September 30, 2019). PECO has generated strong operating results over its 28+ year history and has partnered with leading institutional commercial real estate investors including TPG Real Estate and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. The Company remains exclusively focused on creating great grocery-anchored shopping experiences and improving the communities it serves one center at a time. For more information, please visit www.phillipsedison.com.