Wayfair appoints Fiona Tan as CTO

US-based home retailer Wayfair has named Fiona Tan as its new chief technology officer (CTO).

Wayfair, founded in 2002, specialises in furniture and home goods and claims to offer 14 million items from more than 11,000 global suppliers.

Tan starts the position on 1 March, succeeding Jim Miller in the role.

Miller is set to stay on at Wayfair until his retirement at the end of June.

Tan joined Wayfair in 2020 as global head of customer and supplier technology, working closely with Miller as the planned successor to the CTO role according to the company.

Tan has over 25 years of experience leading tech teams according to Wayfair, including six years in leadership roles at Walmart.

The executive previously served as senior vice president of US technology at Walmart.

Wayfair said she was responsible for innovation and engineering execution spanning its site, mobile app, and all associate and merchant-facing technology across its e-commerce and stores business in the US as part of the role.

“As we move forward on our rapid growth trajectory, we are incredibly excited to welcome Fiona to the CTO role,” said Niraj Shah, chief co-chairman and co-founder at Wayfair. “In just two years, Fiona has established an impressive track record of success across our technology organisation and is, without a doubt, the exceptional leader and technologist we need to advance our exciting and ambitious growth plans moving forward.”

“We are grateful to Jim for his vast contributions to the organisation over the past several years, as board member, interim CTO and then CTO.”

He added: “Jim has been the driving force behind the transformation and maturation of our technology organisation that has attracted world-class talent and positioned us extremely well for the immense opportunity ahead.”

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