Wayne ShurtsExecutive VP & Chief Information Officer, Supervalu
Wayne Shurts, EVP and CIO for Supervalu, leads the company’s IT strategy and activities. Shurts joined Supervalu in 2010. Shurts came to Supervalu with 25 years of consumer packaged goods (CPG) experience. He joined Cadbury Schweppes Americas in 2006 as SVP of IT and was promoted to Global CIO in 2008. Shurts began his career with Nabisco, where he worked for 20 years. While at Nabisco, he held roles within the financial, marketing and sales analysis organizations before moving into the sales and marketing information systems area where he took on roles of increasing responsibility, including VP of Sales Operations, VP of North American Supply Chain Process and VP of E-Business. Leaving Nabsico in 2001, Shurts opened a consulting firm working with companies including Avaya, IBM and Johnson & Johnson to deliver transformational technology strategies.
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In April 2010, when Wayne Shurts stepped into the role of executive vice president and CIO at SuperValu, a U.S. grocery retailer and distributor whose brands include the Albertsons and Shaw's/Star Market chains, he brought skills he had honed as an IT executive at Cadbury, as well as two decades of experience in finance, marketing and sales at Nabisco. Shurts, who has an MBA in marketing from Seton Hall University, also spent several years as head of his own consulting firm, which specialized in transformational technology strategies. He's now working to help the IT department at SuperValu better support the company's overall business. Source: http://www.computerworld.com.au/author/885237638/mary-k-pratt/articles?page=3
EVP & CIO, SUPERVALU INC.
Wayne Shurts, EVP and CIO for SUPERVALU, INC. leads the company’s IT function. Shurts joined SUPERVALU in 2010. Previously, Shurts was the Global CIO at Cadbury plc. where he transformed Cadbury’s IT function, closely aligning it with the business while decreasing IT costs and increasing customer satisfaction. In 2001, Shurts became President of Principles Group, a consulting firm specializing in IT driven business improvement programs. Shurts holds a B.S. from Lehigh University in Finance and Management and an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University in Marketing. Source: http://www.evanta.com/cio/summits/minneapolis/2011/speakers MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) announced today it has named Wayne Shurts as its new executive vice president, chief information officer. Shurts, 50, has 25 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently serving as the global chief information officer at Cadbury, PLC. He will join SUPERVALU on April 26 and report directly to Craig Herkert, CEO and president. “Wayne is a strong and proven leader who understands the grocery industry as well as the systems behind supply chain and logistics within retail organizations,” said Craig Herkert, SUPERVALU CEO and president. “He is an outstanding addition to our team, and will be invaluable as we continue our focus on becoming America’s Neighborhood Grocer.” Prior to joining Cadbury, PLC, Shurts spent 20 years with Nabisco, where he started in various roles within the financial, marketing and sales analysis organization. He then moved into Nabisco’s sales and marketing information systems area where he took on roles of increasing responsibility including vice president of sales operations, vice president of North American supply chain process, and vice president of e-business. Shurts left Nabisco in 2001 to start his own consulting firm, where he worked with diverse companies such as Avaya, IBM and Johnson & Johnson to deliver transformational technology strategies. In his new role at SUPERVALU, Shurts will lead the company’s IT strategy and project implementation. Shurts is replacing Colin Cobain, who was appointed in June 2009 as SUPERVALU’s interim chief...
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