Lynch Named Rite Aid CIO

Rite Aid Corp. has announced that Matt Lynch is joining Rite Aid as senior vp and chief information officer. He will supervise all aspects of the company’s technology and information operation, the retailer stated, including computer systems, network infrastructure, telecommunications and data security.

His responsibilities also include continued development and execution of Rite Aid’s immediate and long-term information technology strategy. Prior to accepting the Rite Aid position, the drug retailer related, Lynch served as senior vp and chief information officer for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Lynch reports to Frank Vitrano, Rite Aid’s senior executive vp, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer.

Lynch succeeds Don Davis, who is retiring from Rite Aid after 14 years of service, the company noted.

“Matt is a seasoned information technology professional with diverse business systems’ management and deep retail experience,” said Vitrano in announcing the Lynch appointment. “Additionally, his expertise with advanced systems— spanning all key business functions— will be extremely beneficial to Rite Aid as we continue to enhance our information technology and services platforms to help us achieve our dual goals of delivering a superior customer experience and driving continued growth for our company.