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Best Buy is cutting the senior-most layer of its U.S. operations.The current president of Best Buy’s U.S. business, Mike Vitelli, is on his way out. He’ll be retiring at the end of the fiscal year.
And EVP of U.S. operations Tim Sheehan is leaving Best Buy at the end of the month.
Here’s Best Buy’s new structure for its top management layers — from the press release:
Effective January 1, 2013, Best Buy’s operations in the U.S. will be structured around the following groups:
Two Channels – Online and Retail: While online continues to be overseen by Stephen Gillett, president of Digital and Marketing, Shawn Score is appointed to lead the U.S. retail channel.
Three Business Groups – Connectivity, Home and Services: Jude Buckley is promoted to head the Connectivity Business Group, succeeding Shawn Score, while Home and Services will continue to be led respectively by Mike Mohan and George Sherman.
Support functions, including Human Resources, Finance, Legal and Marketing, where there are no leadership changes.
For now. those groups will be reporting directly to CEO Hubert Joly, the turnaround artist who took the helm of Best Buy in August.
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