Sears Holdings said Jeff Balagna will join the company as executive vice president and chief information officer. Balagna most recently served as the chief information officer at Eli Lilly. In his new role with Sears Holdings, Balagna will be responsible for all technology and infrastructure initiatives for the company in its support centers and in-store. Prior to Eli Lilly, Balagna spent more than five years with Carlson Companies in various capacities, including serving as CEO of Carlson Marketing. Balagna also served as chief information officer and senior vice president at Medtronic Inc. for five years, and in increasing senior leadership positions at GE Medical Systems Americas and Ford Motor Co. Balagna received a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Mich.
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