Sears Names Andrew Chief Administrative Officer

Sears Holdings has named James P. Andrew as the company’s chief administrative officer. He will be responsible for the company’s corporate support functions, including financial planning and analysis, business finance, procurement, legal and human resources.

“Jim is a proven executive with deep expertise leading business performance improvement, corporate strategy and delivering on key objectives,” said Edward Lampert, Sears Holdings’ chairman and CEO. “His range and depth of experiences managing corporate transformations and capability development makes him a strong fit for Sears Holdings as we pursue our member-focused transformation.”

Andrew joins Sears Holdings from Royal Philips N.V., where he served as executive vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer. He was responsible for the company’s business and market growth strategies and annual planning.

Prior to Philips, Andrew spent 25 years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he most recently served as a senior partner and managing director. At BCG he consulted with Fortune 250 companies across a wide range of industries on business performance improvement, corporate strategy, portfolio composition and shareholder value creation and growth. Andrew also established BCG’s Innovation Practice, and served as its global leader for many years, providing organizations with support on product development, speed, innovation strategy, portfolio management and resource allocation.