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Dollar Tree makes executive appointment

Bobby Aflatooni has joined Dollar Tree as chief information officer.
Sandra Levy
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Dollar Tree is welcoming a new executive leader.

Bobby Aflatooni has joined the retailer as chief information officer.

“I am pleased to announce that Bobby Aflatooni has joined Dollar Tree as our new CIO. Bobby is a proven leader with a strong track record of delivering results and leading multiple system transformations,” said Mike Witynski, president and CEO. “The technology investments we will make over the next several years will be critical to our success as we enable our people, simplify work streams and accelerate our growth.”

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Aflatooni most recently served as executive vice president, chief information officer at The Howard Hughes Corporation, responsible for leading all information technology strategies and operations across the company’s portfolio.

Prior to joining HHC in August 2018, he had leadership positions at another large value retailer, as vice president of IT operations, architecture, merchandising from March 2011 until April 2018, and as senior director IT infrastructure and architecture from January 2009 to March 2011. His professional career includes development and oversight of IT priorities for Yum! Brands, CapitalOne Auto Finance, LayerOne, Silverleaf Resorts and Capital One Services.

Aflatooni also served in the United States Marine Corps.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Dollar Tree organization,” Aflatooni said. “Our team will be driven to focus on systems infrastructure enhancements to support the company’s growth by providing better support to store associates, merchandising and marketing teams, and our supply chain to deliver improved shopper experience. Having worked with, and supported, a number of leaders at Dollar Tree in previous roles will enable us to hit the ground running.”

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Witynski said, “This is the first of a number of executive additions related to our recently announced leadership changes, as we scale our leadership team to accelerate the growth and transformation of our company.”