NEW YORK — Gap Inc. tapped talent from The Walt Disney Co. once again, this time for its new chief information officer.
Michael Tasooji, most recently Disney’s senior vice president and cio, is joining Gap as executive vice president and cio.
Additionally, Nick Cullen has joined Gap as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, filling a vacancy created by the resignation last July of Chuck Crovitz. Cullen will report to chief executive officer Paul Pressler.
Tasooji succeeds Ken Harris, who’s served as senior vice president and cio. Tasooji will work with Harris until the latter departs to pursue other interests next January. Tasooji will report to Byron Pollitt, Gap’s chief financial officer, and serve on the firm’s executive leadership team, headed by Pressler.
Prior to his most recent post at Disney, Tasooji worked with Pollitt at the firm’s theme parks division, and earlier in his career, held information technology posts at Columbia Pictures and Getty Oil. Pressler headed Disney’s theme parks unit before joining Gap in September 2002.
In announcing Tasooji’s hiring, Gap noted it has earmarked $140 million in capital expenditures for information technology during the current fiscal year.
Cullen was most recently president of North America Supply, a division of the global alcoholic beverage distributor, Diaegeo plc. Earlier, he held supply chain posts in the U.K. at Masterfoods-Mars, H.J. Heinz and Courage Ltd.
He will be responsible for sourcing, quality assurance and distribution for the company’s three brands — Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic — and will oversee a network that includes 1,000 apparel suppliers in more than 50 countries, as well as eight distribution centers, five of them in the U.S.
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