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Michael G. Relich

Chief Operating Officer

Crate and Barrel

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Crate and Barrel

1860 West Jefferson Avenue

Naperville, Illinois,60540

United States

Company Description

Crate and Barrel is an industry-leading home furnishings retailer known for exclusive designs, excellent value and superb customer service. Working directly with European ateliers and factories, Crate and Barrel was among the first to introduce affordable hous...more

Background Information

Employment History

Chief Information Officer

Guess? , Inc.


TechniaTranscat GmbH


Finance One, Inc


Vice President Management Information Systems

Homebase Ltd


Senior Vice President, Engineering

Freeborders Inc


Director of Merchandise Systems

MIS and Broadway Stores Inc.


Affiliations

GDS International Ltd

Delegate


JDA Software Group Inc

Board Member


Education

University of Maryland


BS degree

business information systems

California State University , Long Beach


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How great CIOs push their careers to new heights | ITNews

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Mike Relich, COO of Crate & Barrel
Relich has been thinking as an operations officer with a technologist's background since his days as a CIO of Wet Seal, where he also asked for and received responsibility for ecommerce, customer services and fulfillment.


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Digital transformation with Crate & Barrel COO Michael Relich
Infor RetailJun 14, 2017 In this video, Crate & Barrel COO Michael Relich discusses digital transformation, the power of big data, and the future of retail. The post Digital transformation with Crate & Barrel COO Michael Relich appeared first on Infor Retail.


See Who Was Named the CIO of the Year | RIS News

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Michael Relich is the chief operating officer of Crate and Barrel.
He is responsible for corporate operations and oversees the IT, sourcing, supply chain and international teams.Prior to joining Crate and Barrel, Michael was the chief operating officer of GUESS?, where he was responsible for leading the retailer's global operations and driving long-term strategic growth initiatives. As an IT leader Relich always encourages his staff to not just be technology geeks but to understand the business better than the users. He prides himself on the ability to push his team to be innovative and find creative ways that IT can propel the business.


How great CIOs push their careers to new heights | CIO

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Mike Relich, COO of Crate & Barrel
Relich has been thinking as an operations officer with a technologist's background since his days as a CIO of Wet Seal, where he also asked for and received responsibility for ecommerce, customer services and fulfillment. It was a bold move at a time when most CIOs were viewed as order takers rather than business operators, but a necessary one in Relich's view: Mike Relich, COO of Crate & Barrel LinkedIn Mike Relich, COO of Crate & Barrel "I always believed that to be successful as a CIO that I needed to understand the business better than my users because, how could I come in and present a solution if I didn't understand what problem I was solving?" The experience emboldened Relich. In 2004 he landed the CIO role at Guess, where his oversight extended to ecommerce, distribution and strategic planning. Relich helped grow the company from $640 million in 2004 to $2.5 billion in 2014 while limiting IT expenses to 1 percent of sales; the industry standard is about 2.5. His operational experience prepared him for a role as Guess COO, which he held from 2013 until 2016, when he joined Crate & Barrel. Relich says CIOs who want to advance to new roles must talk to business executives in their language. "I talked to them as a business executive and established very good relationships with them and I think they looked at me as a business executive who knew technology rather than as a tech executive," Relich says. Another key is staying away from bureaucracy when possible. Relich says you must develop relationships with all of your corporate customers and understand their problems. "When you're looked at as a problem solver as opposed to a guy plugging in printers it changes the narrative," he says.


Learn About the Future of Omnichannel Retail From Crate and Barrel's COO | RIS News

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Michael Relich is the Chief Operating Officer of Crate and Barrel, where he is responsible for corporate operations and oversees the IT, sourcing, Supply Chain and International teams, as well as Crate and Barrel's business-to-business and outlet strategies.
Prior to joining Crate and Barrel, Relich was the Chief Operating Officer of GUESS?, Inc., where he was responsible for leading GUESS' global operations and driving long-term strategic growth initiatives. Prior to his appointment as COO in 2013, Relich, served as the CIO for GUESS?, Inc., where he was responsible for building the system infrastructure that enabled the company to grow to become a $2.5 billion global operation with over 1,700 stores in 87 countries. Relich has more than 30 years of retail operations and systems experience. His previous roles include Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of IT and e-commerce for The Wet Seal and Senior Vice President, Engineering at Freeborders, Inc., where he was responsible for the management of two software labs developing collaborative, Java-based e-commerce applications, in addition to holding senior IT positions in Homebase and Broadway stores. Relich is a 2013 MIT CIO Leadership finalist. Michael Relich: I have worked with retail technology for over 30 years and have done many things I am proud of. Relich: At Crate we are working with a San Francisco-based start-up (Outward) on some very cool 3D technology to power the visualization of furniture on our website, as well as plans to use it for room design and plans in the stores. Relich: I always encourage the IT staff to not just be technology geeks but to understand the business better than the users. Relich:My biggest mentor in retail is Carlos Alberini who is currently CEO of Lucky Brand Jeans. Relich:Machine learning by far will have the biggest impact in retail in the future. Relich:My hobbies include motorcycle riding (on racetracks), skiing, scuba diving, traveling and good wines.


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