Best Buy on Wednesday announced that company veteran Matt Bilunas will be our next chief financial officer. He replaces Corie Barry, who served in the role for three years before becoming CEO in June.
Matt has been with Best Buy since 2006, serving in a variety of financial leadership roles across the organization, both in the field and at corporate. He’s been a key member of the finance leadership team throughout our transformation.
We sat down with Matt to learn a little more about him.
You’ve had a long career at Best Buy. What does it mean to you to be named CFO?
Best Buy is like my second family, and it’s a huge honor to be in this position to contribute and help lead the team. I’m truly appreciative and thankful to everyone who has helped me get here.
You’ve served in a lot of different roles during your time at Best Buy. How has that prepared you for this new job?
I’ve had the benefit of being in the field, working with the international team and doing enterprise financial planning and analysis during the turnaround effort. I think it’s important to see all sides of the business — whether it’s in the field or here at corporate — to get a true appreciation for the amazing work our associates do every day. It’s all about helping our customers find technology to enrich their lives.
What excites you most about becoming CFO?
What energizes me is working with people and across teams to solves problems, find better ways to do things and drive the business. We have made tremendous progress against our strategies, and I am thrilled to play a broader role within Best Buy. I’m also excited to lead our world-class finance organization. They’ve been instrumental to our success here at Best Buy.