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Rite Aid taps former Dick’s Sporting Goods exec as information chief

As part of Rite Aid’s information technology strategy, the company has named Matt Lynch, an information technology executive with nearly 30 years’ experience, as SVP and chief information officer.

Lynch will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology and information operations, including computer systems, network infrastructure, telecommunications and data security. He will report to Frank Vitrano, Rite Aid’s senior EVP, CFO and chief administrative officer. Lynch succeeds Don Davis, who is retiring from the company after 14 years of service, according to the company.

“Matt is a seasoned information technology professional with diverse business systems’ management and deep retail experience,” said Vitrano. “Additionally, his expertise with advanced systems — spanning all key business functions — will be extremely beneficial to Rite Aid as we continue to enhance our information technology and services platforms to help us achieve our dual goals of delivering a superior customer experience and driving continued growth for our company.”

Most recently, Lynch served as SVP and chief information officer for Dick’s Sporting Goods, overseeing the enterprise IT function for all brands and e-commerce businesses. Prior to joining Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lynch held various executive information technology positions at ShopKo. Earlier in his career, Matt held management positions at American West Airlines, Air Wisconsin Airlines and Runzheimer International, a workforce mobility management consulting firm. Lynch began his career as a software engineer with Sperry Aerospace.

Lynch earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Rite Aid has nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion.

 

 

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