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Marc Saffer

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Gawker

HQ Phone: (212) 655-9524

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Gawker

81 SPRING ST

New York, New York 10012

United States

Company Description

Gawker has produced an Art of Speed weblog, consisting of items about the films, their makers, and digital filmmaking in general. The microsite is at www.gawker.com/artofspeed. It's a month-long temporary weblog, written by Remy Stern of newyorkish.com, a ... more

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J. Crew

Chief Information Officer

Duane Reade Inc.

J. Crew

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Corporate Governance

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Corporate, Divisional, and IT Strategy Development | Metis Strategy

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Marc Saffer, Chief Information Officer of J. Crew and Former CIO of Duane Reade


The CIO’s First 100 Days Series Summary in Forbes | Metis Strategy

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Marc Saffer, Chief Information Officer of J.Crew

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Marc Saffer, CIO of J.Crew
J.Crew's brand seems much larger than its roughly $2 billion in revenue would suggest. One of the reasons the 30 year old retailer seems larger is that it has always leveraged catalog and Internet channels creatively in addition to its store presence. That said, its information technology was deemed as being in need of an update when the current chief information officer, Marc Saffer, joined the company three and a half years ago. That much was clear to him after a long interview process. Once he joined, much of what he did in the early stages went against typical practices for CIOs who are new to a company and who find themselves leading a department in need of transformation. Saffer has been a CIO at four major retailers, and his experience has given him confidence that his approach yields results. Instead of moving fast in developing his plans, he moved deliberately, working with colleagues across divisions to ensure his decisions would gain the buy-in of his colleagues in IT and his peers outside of the department. He was also respectful of the plans of his predecessor, not quickly tearing them up and building an entirely new plan, recognizing that it might alienate some key colleagues if he were so insensitive. He also waited to make decisions on staff changes in lieu of quickly firing some members and replacing them with colleagues from his past. He made sure he knew each of them well before judging them. He has been rewarded for deliberating in this fashion with a successful tenure to date, and loyal colleagues within and outside of the IT department.


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Marc Saffer, Chief Information Officer of J.Crew

In this interview, Marc Saffer, Chief Information Officer of J. Crew discusses World Class IT principle one, People, principle two, Infrastructure, principle three, Project & Portfolio Management, and four, IT & Business Partnership, with Metis Strategy. Some of the topics discussed include:
The structure and dynamics of the CIO office at J.Crew Marc's focus on company culture, business strategy and people management in preparation of his role as J.Crew's new CIO Marc's multi-staged people assessment and project selection strategies in the first few days in his new job

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