NEW YORK – As we do every year, WWD­ExecTech scoured the retail landscape to find five executives who have distinguished themselves as exceptional leaders in information technology.

This year’s selection process was particularly challenging because these executives share a common attribute: They are not showboaters. They favor a low profile and their style is to champion their people and let their teams’ successes do the talking.

We highlight their accomplishments here and each will be honored at the WWDExecTech CIO/IT Leadership & Innovation Awards ceremony next week during the annual Retail Systems exhibition and conference in Chicago.

To find out who made this year’s prestigious list, look for the WWDExecTech section in tomorrow’s WWD.