BOSTON — Online home furnishings retailer Wayfair has promoted Fiona Tan to chief technology officer, effective March 1. She will replace Jim Miller, who will stay on until his retirement at the end of June.
Tan joined Wayfair in 2020 as global head of customer and supplier technology working closely with Miller as the planned successor to the CTO role.
“As we move forward on our rapid growth trajectory, we are incredibly excited to welcome Fiona to the CTO role,” said Niraj Shah, CEO, co-chairman and co-founder of Wayfair. “In just two years, Fiona has established an impressive track record of success across our Technology organization and is, without a doubt, the exceptional leader and technologist we need to advance our exciting and ambitious growth plans moving forward.”
He added, “We are grateful to Jim for his vast contributions to the organization over the past several years, as board member, interim CTO and then CTO. Jim has been the driving force behind the transformation and maturation of our Technology organization that has attracted world-class talent and positioned us extremely well for the immense opportunity ahead.”
Tan steps into the CTO role with more than 25 years of experience leading technology teams, including six years in executive leadership roles at Walmart overseeing technology and engineering. She served as senior vice president of U.S. technology at Walmart.
Prior to Walmart, Tan served in leadership roles at Ariba, where she led its global engineering organization responsible for the strategy, lifecycle, and delivery of the Ariba Commerce Network, as well as TIBCO Software. Tan has a master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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