The Lancer Group places Nick Eshkenazi as Chief Digital Technology Officer at WooliesX, the digital arm of Woolworths (ASX: WOW; LTM Rev: $56.7B AUD), leading Australian retailer
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – The Lancer Group places Nick Eshkenazi as Chief Digital Technology Officer of WooliesX, the digital arm of Woolworths that combines thecompany’s digital, e-Commerce, data, and customer functions under a single division. WooliesX will allow Woolworths to maximize the combined wealth of insights and technical expertise currently in the group as the retailer looks to accelerate the growth from digital over the coming years.
Nick is an industry veteran in the technology space and brings to WooliesX over 20 years of experience driving complex and innovative business and technology initiatives across the retail, wholesale, e-Commerce, automotive and financial services space. In this newly created role, Nick will be responsible for leading theretailer’s digital technology strategy, creating the company’s architecture visionwhile continuing to build Woolworth’s digital and data technology capability to accelerate the company’s retail leadership into the future.
Most recently, Nick was a member of the technology executive team and served as the Director of Strategy and Enterprise Platforms at Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST; LTM Rev: $139B), global retailer with warehouse club operations across 11countries, where he was responsible for driving the retailer’s technology strategyand enterprise platforms ownership and execution. During his time, Costco established same-day delivery for its members, significantly grew online sales and simplified its business technology strategy.
Prior to Costco, Nick served as the Chief Information Officer of several large U.S. corporations including Fanatics and SanMar where he was accountable for the end- to-end digital technology strategy and transformations.
Earlier in his career, Nick was Head of Global Technology at PACCAR, the largest manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the world, where he was a part of the creation of an online revenue generating platform to monitortrucks’ performance and sell parts and services; the establishment of a GlobalInnovation Program, and the effort towards the creation of the India Engineering & Technology Centre.
Prior to that he was the CTO, Enterprise Solutions at USAA, where he was accountable for the enterprise technology solutions strategy and company – wide innovation program, which produced countless transformational and patented capabilities still used today.
He holds an MS in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia.
About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.
With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.
Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (www.thelancergroup.com).
About Woolworths Group
Founded in 1924, Woolworths Group is Australia’s largest retailer with more than 3,500 stores across Australia and New Zealand employing more than 200,000 people. Woolworths manages some of Australia’s most recognized and trusted brands including Woolworths, Caltex Woolworths, Countdown, Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Langtons, Cellarmasters, BIG W and ALH. The retailer endeavors to create a world class experience for our customers across all stores and platforms.
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