Whole Foods promotes CIO to exec team

Jason Buechel is the newest member of Whole Foods Market's executive team after being promoted from global VP and CIO to exec-VP and CIO. He remains responsible for all aspects of information technology.

"Jason has made significant contributions to improve our front- and back-end technology, and we believe it is essential for this vital element of our business to be represented at the executive decision-making level," said Glenda Flanagan, exec-VP and CFO of Whole Foods Market.

Buechel joined Whole Foods in 2012 and launched several new IT platforms, such as Workday, One POS, the Affinity shopper rewards program and the delivery partnership with Instacart.  

"Technology is essential to our customer experience, our team member experience, our ability to compete, and our ability to effectively deliver return on invested capital," Flanagan said.

Before Whole Foods, Buechel spent 12 years at Accenture, where he was a managing director and partner in the retail operations practice for North America. Press Release