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GameStop hires Amazon and Google vet Owens as COO

GameStop hires Amazon and Google vet Owens as COO

US retailer GameStop has hired Jenna Owens to the role of chief operating officer.

She starts on March 29th and comes on board with a wealth of experience at Amazon – where she was director and GM for distribution and multi-channel fulfilment – as well as Google. The news of Owens' hire came alongside GameStop's financial report for the quarter ending January 30th, 2021.

"We are very excited to welcome Jenna Owens as our new Chief Operating Officer," CEO George Sherman told investors, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha.

"We believe Jenna's extensive career in technology-led organisations such as Amazon and Google are another important addition to our leadership team and our future transformation initiatives.

"Thank you again for your support and interest in GameStop. We remain very excited about the momentum we have, the many positive changes we are making, and the talent we are attracting to GameStop, all of which we believe will deliver long-term value creation for our stakeholders."

GameStop has also hired Neda Pacifico as SVP of e-commerce, as well as VP of supply chain systems, Ken Suzuki. The company announced in February that CFO Jim Bell was stepping down, with subsequent reports emerging that he was forced out of the retailer.

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