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Barnes & Noble names Frederic D. Argir as chief digital officer.


Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS), a large retail bookseller and a retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced on Monday that it has appointed Frederic (Fred) D. Argir as vice president and chief digital officer for the company, effective 30 July 2015.

In his new role, Argir will oversee the E-Commerce and NOOK businesses, which are part of Retail. He will report to Jaime Carey, chief operating officer of the company.

Most recently, Argir was with Toys "R" Us Inc, where he served as chief digital officer. Prior to that, he was chief information officer at The Sports Authority Inc. Before that, he served as a consultant to Best Buy Inc, where he collaborated on productivity and strategic technology investments. Earlier, he spent five years at Target Corporation as VP t of Supply Chain Development.

In addition, the company announced that Mahesh Veerina, president of the NOOK Consumer business, will leave the company on 1 February 2016. No reasons were cited for Veerina's departure.

According to the company, Veerina will stay on until February 2016 in order to ensure a smooth transition of the NOOK business.

Herbert Mines Associates New York conducted the executive search for the new chief digital officer of Barnes & Noble.

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Date:Jul 21, 2015
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