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27 Jul: Best Buy CEO talks with Teen Tech Center students [VIDEO]

What happens when a CEO gets together with some teens and their mentors?

A thoughtful and engaging conversation about their experiences at Best Buy Teen Tech Centers and how those spaces — and the coordinators there — have helped them learn and grow.

That’s exactly what took place when Best Buy’s own Corie Barry recently chatted with Teen Tech Center students and mentors at the Best Buy Charity Classic, the Best Buy Foundation’s signature fundraising event.

“I can’t wait to see where you take your lives, and I love that you’re lifting up your talents and the things that are amazing and unique about each of you,” Corie told the teens.


19 Oct: Corie Barry Ranks No. 9 on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women List

Fortune magazine just released its prestigious Most Powerful Women list, and we’re proud to have our own Corie Barry recognized in the top 10 this year!

This is Corie’s second year as our CEO and her second year on the Fortune list. She ranks No. 9 for 2020, up from No. 18 last year.

Fortune highlighted Corie’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, including her “aggressive steps to keep her employees safe.” The magazine pointed to her decision to close our stores to foot traffic early in the pandemic, even when deemed an essential business.


28 Apr: An Update From Best Buy CEO Corie Barry On How We Can Safely Get You What You Need

I genuinely hope you and your family are staying safe and feeling well. We all know the world continues to react to an unprecedented pandemic, and I wanted to update you on the ways in which Best Buy is evolving to meet our customers’ vital technology and appliance needs. Just as importantly, I want to share a big step forward in how we are now able to better serve you in your home.  

Across the country — in virtually every city, county and state in which there is a stay-at-home order — we have been designated an “essential” retailer.


19 Mar: A Note From Best Buy CEO Corie Barry

Earlier this week, we announced changes to how Best Buy will run our business in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Against this backdrop, I wanted to share some of my thoughts about what we’re facing and how Best Buy is responding. 

Right now, our role as a consumer electronics retailer is rapidly shifting and we are striving to make the best decisions with two goals in mind: The first is to protect our customers, employees and their families. The second is to do the best we can to serve the millions of Americans who are looking to us for increasingly vital technology tools to stay connected, as well as household necessities. 

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24 Oct: Best Buy CEO shares her journey at Most Powerful Women event

At Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit on Wednesday, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry talked about her journey to the top of one of America’s largest companies.

Corie, who became Best Buy’s fifth CEO in June, recently ranked No. 18 on Fortune’s list of the Most Powerful Women in Business. This is her first time on the list.

Here are a few highlights from the event held in Washington, D.C.

On her childhood…

Corie’s love for retail started early in her childhood while traveling with her self-employed parents who were artists selling their work.


25 Sep: A Recap of Best Buy’s 2019 Investor Update

Best Buy leaders went to Wall Street on Wednesday to provide an update on our Building the New Blue growth strategy.

Best Buy CEO Corie Barry, President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Mohan, Chief Financial Officer Matt Bilunas and other members of the executive team highlighted the progress we’ve made since unveiling the plan at our 2017 Investor Day. They also detailed how we plan to move forward with the next phase of the strategy, called Building the New Blue: Chapter Two, and discussed our long-term financial outlook.

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23 Sep: Corie Barry named to Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women

Fortune magazine announced on Monday that Best Buy CEO Corie Barry made its list of the Most Powerful Women in Business. She is No. 18 on the prestigious ranking.

It’s Corie’s first time on the annual list, which looks at a business’ size, its importance in the global economy and its health and direction. Also considered are career arc and social and cultural influence. Only 50 women in the United States were selected, and Corie is the youngest.

Corie became CEO in June, and she’s one of the youngest women to hold the role among Fortune 500 companies.

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11 Jun: Corie Barry becomes fifth CEO in Best Buy history

There’s a new boss at Best Buy.

On Tuesday, Corie Barry becomes the fifth CEO in the company’s 53-year history. She replaces Hubert Joly, who led the company through a successful turnaround over the past seven years and will now become executive chairman as part of a planned leadership transition.

A Minnesota native, Corie has been with Best Buy for 20 years, most recently serving as the company’s chief financial and strategic transformation officer. She has been a member of the executive team for the past four years, playing a critical role in developing the company’s growth strategy.

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22 May: Best Buy Leaders Share Words Of Wisdom For Class Of 2017

Two Best Buy executives recently returned to their alma maters to deliver the commencement addresses to the 2017 class of college graduates.

Shari Ballard, the company’s president of multichannel retail, spoke at the University of Michigan-Flint on April 30. And Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry spoke at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, on May 13.

Here’s a quick look at some of the wisdom they shared.

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In her speech, Shari encouraged University of Michigan-Flint graduates to embrace — and be grateful for — the uncertainties in life.


12 May: Boardrooms and Ballfields: Best Buy CFO Corie Barry Talks Motherhood


Corie Barry is the chief financial officer at Best Buy, a nearly $40 billion company. She also holds the title of mom.

She and her husband, Marty, have a 10-year-old son, Parker; a 7-year-old daughter, Jackson; a pit bull named Baxter, and two cats, Pickles and Chips.

Corie spends her days overseeing critical areas of a Fortune 100 company. She spends her nights going to youth baseball games, jumping on the trampoline and helping her kids with homework.

How does she balance it all?

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24 May: Best Buy Announces Internal Succession Plan for Company’s Chief Administrative and Chief Financial Officer

CAO and CFO Sharon McCollam to step down at conclusion of company’s annual shareholder meeting in June

Current Chief Strategic Growth Officer to assume CFO role

MINNEAPOLIS, May 24, 2016 — As part of an internal succession plan, Best Buy today announced that Sharon McCollam, the company’s chief administrative and chief financial officer, will be stepping down on June 14, 2016. McCollam will remain with the company in an advisory capacity until the end of the fiscal year, January 28, 2017, to ensure a seamless transition.