Wenkoff brings track record of driving retail digital innovation
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that Carman Wenkoff
will join the Company as executive vice president and chief information
officer (CIO) effective July 10. Wenkoff replaces current CIO Ryan
Boone, who recently announced his retirement. Wenkoff brings a broad
range of experience to Dollar General with success in implementing
digital strategies and payment and loyalty solutions at the retail level.
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Carman Wenkoff, newly named executive vice president and chief information officer at Dollar General. (Photo: Business Wire)
"I am excited to have someone with Carman's experience and digital
expertise to be joining our team to lead this important part of the
business," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief executive officer.
"We continue to focus on enhancing our digital presence and meeting our
customers when and how they decide to engage with us. I'm confident with
Carman's vision we will continue to strengthen these efforts as well as
leveraging technology to improve our processes, lower costs and drive a
better customer experience."
Wenkoff most recently served as chief information officer and chief
digital officer for Subway® restaurants where under his leadership the
Information Technology (IT) team created an innovative digital marketing
platform and point-of-sale system, and many other integrated store
technology solutions to help increase sales and profitability. Prior to
his role at Subway®, Wenkoff was part of the IT and management team at
Subway® restaurant's franchisee-owned Independent Purchasing Cooperative
and served as Chairman of the Retail Gift Card Association. Previous to
that, he served in senior IT management positions with several tech
firms focused on digital marketing and payment and loyalty solutions.
Wenkoff began his career in law and served as general counsel for
Pivotal Corporation. He also served as vice president,
operations/finance and general counsel for Ontain Corporation, a
technology company focused on mobile and retail merchant solutions.
Wenkoff earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfred
Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He earned his Law degree at the
University of Victoria in Victoria, Canada. He was admitted to practice
law in both the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and the State of
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money.
Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and
replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning
supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low
everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General
operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to
high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from
America's most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark,
Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and
Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
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