Frederic (Fred) D. Argir was appointed Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Barnes & Noble, Inc., in July 2015. Mr. Argir oversees the E-Commerce and NOOK businesses, which are part of Retail.
Mr. Argir joined the Company from Toys “R” Us, Inc., where he served as Chief Digital Officer since 2012, overseeing digital businesses in 13 countries. He is an accomplished e-Commerce/Omni-Channel leader who brings a deep understanding of Retail, e-Commerce, Information Technology and Supply Chain, with a proven track record for driving organizations to high levels of performance and profitability.
Prior to Toys “R” Us, Mr. Argir was Chief Information Officer at The Sports Authority, Inc., where he led the organization through a formal web redesign, incrementally increasing page conversion through a focus on improved usability and experience. He also served as a consultant to Best Buy, Inc., where he collaborated on productivity and strategic technology investments. Mr. Argir also spent five years at Target Corporation as Vice President of Supply Chain Development. Additionally, he served on the Board of the Global Commerce Initiative.
Mr. Argir lives in Greenwood Lake, NY, with his wife and 5 children, and is actively involved in non-profit organizations that benefit children.