Keith Sherwell, who served as CIO of Sears Holding Corp from March 2010 to June 2013, has been named CIO of the Office Depot international division, effective Sept. 15. Sherwell advised the board of OfficeMax during merger negotiations with Office Depot, and has served as a technology integration consultant to Office Depot since the completion of the merger in November 2013.
Sherwell played a leading role in implementing big data analytics and technology at Sears, including the April 2012 launch of the company’s MetaScale Big Data accelerator. He will take responsibility for integrating Office Depot and OfficeMax technology in the European, Asia-Pacific and Latin American markets.
Todd Hale will remain in his position as CIO of Office Depot.