Dollar General Snags Subway CIO
Dollar General Corporation has appointed Carman Wenkoff to executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) effective July 10. Wenkoff replaces current CIO Ryan Boone, who recently announced his retirement.
Wenkoff most recently served as CIO and chief digital officer for Subway restaurants where, under his leadership, the Information Technology (IT) team created an innovative digital marketing platform and point-of-sale system, and many other integrated store technology solutions to help increase sales and profitability.
“I am excited to have someone with Carman’s experience and digital expertise to be joining our team to lead this important part of the business,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We continue to focus on enhancing our digital presence and meeting our customers when and how they decide to engage with us. I’m confident with Carman’s vision we will continue to strengthen these efforts as well as leveraging technology to improve our processes, lower costs and drive a better customer experience.”
Wenkoff brings a broad range of experience to Dollar General with success in implementing digital strategies and payment and loyalty solutions at the retail level. Prior to his role at Subway, Wenkoff was part of the IT and management team at Subway restaurant’s franchisee-owned Independent Purchasing Cooperative and served as chairman of the Retail Gift Card Association. Previous to that, he served in senior IT management positions with several tech firms focused on digital marketing and payment and loyalty solutions.
Wenkoff began his career in law and served as general counsel for Pivotal Corporation. He also served as vice president, operations/finance and general counsel for Ontain Corporation, a technology company focused on mobile and retail merchant solutions.
Wenkoff earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He earned his Law degree at the University of Victoria in Victoria, Canada. He was admitted to practice law in both the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and the State of Washington.