Executive, Gamestop, Elliott Wilke, Amazon

Executive, Gamestop

GameStop hires Amazon executive as chief growth officer in e-commerce shift

GameStop hires Amazon executive as chief growth officer in e-commerce shift

30/3/2021 3:13:00 PM

GameStop hires Amazon executive as chief growth officer in e-commerce shift

GameStop Corp said on Tuesday it named Amazon .com Inc executive Elliott Wilke as chief growth officer, the latest top level appointment after ...

BusinessGameStop Corp said on Tuesday it named Amazon.com Inc executive Elliott Wilke as chief growth officer, the latest top level appointment after shareholder Ryan Cohen took charge of the video game retailer's e-commerce pivot.FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of a GameStop store in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of New York City, New York, U.S. January 27, 2021. Picture taken January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Nick Zieminski//File Photo

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30 Mar 2021 07:55PMShare this contentBookmarkREUTERS: GameStop Corp said on Tuesday it named Amazon.com Inc executive Elliott Wilke as chief growth officer, the latest top level appointment after shareholder Ryan Cohen took charge of the video game retailer's e-commerce pivot.

The company's shares, which were at the heart of a Reddit-driven retail trading frenzy early this year, rose nearly 5per cent in pre-market trading.AdvertisementAdvertisementGameStop is in the process of shifting its business away from the brick-and-mortar retailer model and into an e-commerce business that can compete with large-scale retailers like Target Corp and Walmart Inc, as well as technology firms such as Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp. headtopics.com

Signaling a broader overhaul, at least two executives have departed since - Chief Customer Officer Frank Hamlin and Chief Financial Officer Jim Bell.Wilke, who has spent nearly seven years at Amazon and last led its Fresh Stores business, will oversee growth strategies and marketing at GameStop.

The company on Tuesday also named former Chewy.com executives Andrea Wolfe and Tom Peterson to lead brand development and merchandising, respectively.Advertisement(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Sriraj Kalluvila)

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