Chris Troia was named Chief Information Officer for Barnes & Noble, Inc. in October 2004. He is responsible for the information technology, telecommunication networks and computer systems that support the company, as well as for allocating and evaluating the effectiveness of overall technology resources and strategies, and developing new systems.
Mr. Troia began his career with Barnes & Noble as a Systems Manager in 1993 and rose to Vice President of Information Technology prior to being named Chief Information Officer.
His knowledge and resourcefulness have contributed greatly to the development of a strong technological infrastructure and a state-of-the-art BookMaster system. Over the years, he has led the effort to create and enhance many back-office applications to support merchandising, finance and human resources.
Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, Mr. Troia was the Assistant Director of Information Technology at Ann Taylor, where he was responsible for store systems, payroll, and accounts receivable.
Mr Troia holds a B.S. degree from Fordham University in New York. He resides with his wife and two children in New York City.