Joann Stores Names Chief Information Officer

Varadheesh Chennakrishnan has joined Joann Stores as its chief information officer.

Chennakrishnan joins the company from Ulta Beauty, where he spent more than eight years in roles of increasing responsibility in the IT organization, most recently as svp/applications and enterprise architecture. Prior to Ulta, he honed his expertise as a systems and software expert at several companies and as an independent consultant.

“We’re doing incredibly exciting things at Joann, from integrating customer-facing technologies into our stores, to investing in new operations systems, to expanding the way we interact with customers on their connected devices,” said Wade Miquelon, president and CEO of Joann. “Varadheesh brings a wealth of experience and fresh thinking to this position, and we couldn’t be more glad to have him on board to continue our transformation.”