Dick’s Sporting Goods named Paul Gaffney as chief technology officer, effective November 20. In this role, Gaffney will be responsible for the company’s technology, including infrastructure, e-commerce platforms and new and evolving digital platforms.
“Paul is joining the company at a critical time as we’re evolving every day through our digital transformation efforts,” said Edward W. Stack, chairman and CEO. “Paul’s experience will make an immediate impact on the company and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Dick’s family.”
Gaffney joins Dick’s from The Home Depot, where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Information Technology, responsible for the organization’s software engineering, user-centered design and applications. While at The Home Depot, Gaffney was responsible for leading its digital revolution, inspiring the engineering team to deliver customer-focused software to millions of customers and over 400,000 associates.
Gaffney remarked, “I’m excited to join the Dick’s Sporting Goods team at this important time of focus and investment in technology as a key enabler to better communicate with and serve our customers.”
Throughout his career, Gaffney held a variety of senior leadership roles, most notably serving as president and chief executive officer with AAA Northern California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.