Jim Barr

Miami University ’84

Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of OfficeMax

Jim Barr joined OfficeMax as executive vice president and chief digital officer in November 2011. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s e-commerce business and for driving its multi-channel digital strategy.

Mr. Barr has successfully developed and executed strategies to drive profitable growth in several senior level e-commerce positions. Most recently, he served as president of Sears Holdings’ online division where he held full P&L accountability for multi-channel strategy and online sites such as sears.com and kmart.com, significantly growing these business.

Prior to joining Sears, Mr. Barr held positions of increasing responsibility at Microsoft for 12 years, most recently serving as general manager, business-to-consumer e-commerce and marketplaces, where he had full business responsibility and led the global e-commerce strategy. Mr. Barr is a graduate of Miami University and received a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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