Azar joins Art Van furniture as chief digital officer

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WARREN, Mich. — Michele Azar, a nationally recognized e-commerce strategist who played a key role in Best Buy’s corporate turnaround, has joined Art Van Furniture ’s leadership team as chief digital officer, leading the retailer’s e-commerce expansion.

In this newly created position, Azar will play a pivotal role in transforming and growing the Midwest’s largest furniture retailer’s e-commerce division. She started Oct. 2 and reports to Kim Yost, president and CEO of Art Van Furniture.

“All roads lead to the Internet, and under Michele’s expert command, we will dramatically expand e-commerce at Art Van Furniture and become a must-visit online marketplace for guests,” said Yost. “She is an unabashed visionary, and her proven experience makes her uniquely qualified to create an easy, delightful experience for online home furnishing shoppers.”

Azar spent over two decades at Best Buy Co., serving most recently as vice president, global e-commerce multichannel fulfillment and growth.

“I’m elated to join this forward-thinking Midwest retailer as it sets its sights on a bold e-commerce future,” Azar said. “Art Van is an established brick-and-mortar retail powerhouse poised to combine cutting-edge technology with its innovative culture.”

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