Karen Beebe

Karen Beebe
Karen Beebe
Chief Information Officer
vineyard vines
Karen Beebe is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and SVP, Operations for vineyard vines. She is responsible for overseeing all facets of technology for the organization and driving the unified commerce/omni-channel vision to deliver an “Every Day Should Feel This Good” customer experience. She is also responsible for Supply Chain Operations including Distribution, Logistics, and Business Process Improvement for the Brand. Most recently she was the interim leader for Ecommerce from February through December 2020. In this expanded role during a time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital was the focus and she was responsible for ensuring Site Experience functionality, Operations, Analytics/Digital Marketing and Customer Care.

Prior to joining vineyard vines, Karen held the position of Senior Vice President, Application Development and Delivery for Chico’s FAS, Inc. She joined the company in June 2009 providing Enterprise-wide technology solution direction and transformation programs. She also directed the strategy and delivery of Shared Inventory across all channels (stores, catalog, and web) allowing for Omni- channel operations.

Prior to joining Chico’s FAS, Inc., she was at L Brands, Inc. where she held various positions including Chief Technology Officer for Bath and Body Works and Vice President, Business Solutions Group for the multi-brand, international enterprise. Throughout her career she held many management and operational positions in Technology as well as Merchandise Planning, Allocation, and Internal Audit. Over the years she has been engaged in start-ups and many mergers and acquisitions.

Karen has been part of Executive Leadership teams that have won two CIO 100 Awards and she has served on many Technology Vendor User Boards in global leadership positions and Advisory positions. She has also served her community on non-profit boards. Most recently she was awarded the 2020 New York CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award in the Corporate category.

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January 13
1:00 pm1:30 pm

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