Wayfair appoints new Chief Technology Officer

Online home furnishings retailer Wayfair has announced the appointment of Jim Miller as its new Chief Technology Officer, making the position permanent in which he has held on an interim basis since August 2019.

As CTO, Miller will continue to provide strategic direction and leadership for the rapid scaling of Wayfair’s best-in-class tech operations.

Drawing upon extensive experience leading large teams at Google, Cisco and Amazon, Miller will continue to cultivate an entrepreneurial environment for Wayfair’s robust engineering team while driving Wayfair’s global e-commerce platform and tech-driven supply chain.

“We are fortunate to have had the benefit of Jim’s leadership and perspective both as a long-time board member and as interim CTO and so, it is without a doubt that his move into the permanent CTO role will be seamless and immediately impactful,” said Niraj Shah, CEO, co-founder and co-chairman, Wayfair.

“Jim’s track record of strong leadership at fast-growing, large scale, technology companies makes him the ideal fit to guide our 3,000 plus person engineering team and to continue to build a world-class technology infrastructure that further strengthens our position at the forefront of the ecommerce industry. We are delighted to officially welcome Jim as our new CTO.”

“In my tenure as interim CTO and board member, I have gained a deep appreciation for both the strength of Wayfair’s team and the incredible opportunity ahead for Wayfair,” said Miller.

“We are building an unparalleled technology platform that is uniquely positioned to serve the growing ecommerce market. When we couple that platform with the company’s world-class supply chain operations and a highly talented team, the opportunity ahead is immense. I could not be more excited to officially take on the CTO role and partner with Niraj, Steve and the entire Wayfair team to help lead us through this incredible journey and the vast growth opportunity ahead.”