by Meridith Levinson

Circuit City CIO to Leave in November

Oct 05, 20061 min

Yesterday, Circuit City announced that its SVP and CIO Michael Jones is leaving the Richmond, Va.-based electronics retailer “to pursue other interests.”  Jones, 50, is staying with the company through mid-November to transition his duties to William E. McCorey, Circuit City’s vice president of business applications who’s taking on the SVP and CIO title.   

In the press release, Circuit City CEO Philip Schoonover credited Jones with helping in the company’s turnaround, which CIO investigated in a July 2005 cover story.  Schoonover also thanked Jones for staying on until McCorey’s transition into his new role is complete.

McCorey, 48, has worked for Circuit City in a variety of information technology leadership roles from 1991 to 2005. He served as the chief information officer at 2nd Swing Inc., a now bankrupt golf equipment retailer, for a brief period, then rejoined Circuit City in April 2005. Since that time, he has served as vice president of business applications, with responsibility for implementing large scale retail applications, including the company’s new point of sale system and the merchandising systems transformation.