Bed Bath & Beyond, going digital-first, names new chief tech officer

Bed Bath & Beyond is revamping itself. (File photo)

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named a new chief technology officer as part of its transformation into a digital-first customer experience.

Scott Lindblom, who will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the company’s enterprise technology roadmap, joins the Union-based retailer from Michael’s, where he was executive vice president and chief information officer.

He will report to John Hartmann, chief operating officer and president of the company’s buybuy Baby unit.

“We are leading an operational and technological transformation to build a more efficient organization and best-in-class omni-always experience for our loyal customers,” Hartmann said in a prepared statement. “Scott’s track record implementing leading IT solutions and digital fulfillment capabilities for a number of leading retailers will help us accelerate the modernization of our technology infrastructure and capabilities, to rebuild our authority in our core markets and deepen connections and loyalty with our customers.”

Lindblom also has served in information technology leadership roles with Ross Stores and Best Buy.

“I am excited to join Bed Bath & Beyond to support the technology-led transformation of this iconic brand,” he said in a statement. “As the retail industry continues to evolve, it is more important than ever to create a seamless, digitally integrated offer for customers.”