CHESAPEAKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) today announced a key executive leadership addition, as Bobby Aflatooni has joined the organization as Chief Information Officer.
“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.”
Mr. Aflatooni most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for The Howard Hughes Corporation, responsible for leading all information technology strategies and operations across the company’s portfolio. Prior to joining HHC in August 2018, Mr. Aflatooni held leadership positions at another large value retailer, as Vice President of IT Operations, Architecture, Merchandising from March 2011 until April 2018, and as Senior Director IT Infrastructure and Architecture from January 2009 to March 2011. His professional career includes development and oversight of IT priorities for Yum! Brands, CapitalOne Auto Finance, LayerOne, Silverleaf Resorts and CapitalOne Services. Mr. Aflatooni also served in the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Aflatooni stated, “I am thrilled to be joining the Dollar Tree organization. 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.”
“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,” added Witynski.
The Company is rescheduling its previously announced Investor Day from October 2022 until spring 2023.
About Dollar Tree, Inc.
Dollar Tree, a Fortune 200 Company, operated 16,162 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces as of April 30, 2022. Stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree Canada. To learn more about the Company, visit www.DollarTree.com or www.FamilyDollar.com.
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