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Former Starbucks Exec Joins Best Buy Team

Stephen Gillett has been named executive vice president and president of Best Buy Digital and Global Business Services.

Best Buy announced Stephen Gillett, a former Starbucks executive, will join the company's team as vice president and president of the Digital and Global Business Services division, a newly created position.

According to a company press release, Gillett, 36, is tasked with accelerating the transformation and growth of Best Buy through the advancement of the company's global digital strategy, digital marketing, entertainment offerings, multi-channel capabilities and business development.

Gillett is the former executive vice president of Digital Ventures and chief information officer at Starbucks. He will begin his role at Best Buy March 14.

Michael Bailey March 12, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Very surprising, you'd expect the executives of starbucks to want to stay there, considering how fast its growing, i was recently speaking to an executive at www.gio-espresso.co.uk and www.gio-kitchen.co.uk and he was telling me how starbucks are set to shake up the coffee machine market with there new machine there bringing out, so its surprising considering how much there growing to want to move.

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