Matt Carey – Executive VP, Chief Information Officer

Reports to:
Craig Menear President and Chief Executive Officer – Home Depot

Matt is responsible for all aspects of Home Depot’s IT infrastructure and software development, including communication networks, approximately 90 supply chain distribution centers, and retail systems across the company’s 2,200-plus stores and store support centers. Matt is also responsible for IT strategy, including the development and execution of technologies used in stores, online and in the supply chain.

When Matt joined The Home Depot in 2008, its IT capabilities were years behind other retailers of its size. Under Matt’s leadership, the company successfully built out the capabilities of an advanced retailer including store mobility, price management, auto-replenishment, global sourcing, interconnected retail, advanced analytics, and more.

These IT advances provided the knitting that has tied together enormous transformations across supply chain, merchandising, store and online systems. As part of this, Matt’s team designed and launched an industry-first proprietary mobile device we call the “First Phone,” which functions as a phone and walkie-talkie with the added functionality of mobile checkout, inventory management, product search and business analytics.

Before joining The Home Depot in 2008, Matt served as senior vice president and chief technology officer at eBay. In that role, he was responsible for product development, site operations, electronic security, product planning, platform engineering, data warehousing, trust and safety, and catalog operations for eBay Marketplaces.

This year Matt and his team at Home Depot have been working on some of the following projects:

  • Home Depot has made a number of improvements to features and site functionality of the company’s digital channels to support daily digital transaction experience as well as the company’s Spring Black Friday event, an annual 11 day event aimed at encouraging Spring home renovation projects.
  • Migration to Google’s cloud platform to support its technology transformation efforts which will see the retailier moving some of its data to Google’s cloud service.
  • Piloting mobile GPS navigation for customers to enable them to find store item more easily.
  • Working on a platform to enable a fully customized user experience for its mobile application. This initiative is expected to expand over the next two years
  • Planning efforts to transition to a cloud-based big data solution amid difficulties with ever increasing backlogs of data.
  • Planning to develop services using Apache Kafka and Hadoop for monitoring high volume data sets to support big data implementations.
  • Planning developments surrounding technology migrations for IT applications and architecture.
  • Plans related to streamlining digital sales platforms and updating digital services to support the company’s efforts to grow its online sales business and reach its internal sales goals.

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