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Best Buy appoints Corie Barry as chief executive officer

Christian Fernsby |
Minneapolis, Minn., USA - Best Buy has elected Corie Barry, chief financial and strategic transformation officer, to become CEO, effective following the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on June 11, 2019.


Ms. Barry’s current responsibilities include strategic transformation and growth, digital and technology, global finance, investor relations, enterprise risk and compliance, integration management, and Best Buy Health, which includes GreatCall.

Ms. Barry joined Best Buy in 1999 and has held a variety of financial and operational roles within the organization, both in the field and at the corporate campus.

She became CFO in 2016 and, prior to that, served as the company’s Chief Strategic Growth Officer.

Ms. Barry has also served as senior vice president of domestic finance and as the interim leader of Best Buy’s services organization.

Prior to Best Buy, Ms. Barry worked at Deloitte and Touche. She holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and management from the College of Saint Benedict, where she also serves on the board of trustees.

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