Cindy Stoddard

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StoddardCindy Stoddard

Safeway Inc.
Group Vice President, Information Technology

As a group vice president in the Information Technology department, I manage a large organization focused on developing and deploying key technology solutions that are aligned with and support key business initiatives. My team supports the entire Safeway organization which includes retail operations, marketing and merchandising, supply chain, distribution, and manufacturing, Safeway.com, as well as the backstage corporate groups of human resources and finance. Having direct responsibility for the applications development and delivery portfolios for the entire company entails managing efforts from end-to-end – from concept to specification through design, development, testing, rollout and adoption, and life cycle management. Direct responsibilities include ensuring the execution of key strategies and supporting projects, providing guidance to maximize the return on technology investment dollars, providing overall leadership and direction to a complex multi-location development team to improve efficiency and overall quality, monitoring the applications portfolio and developing plans to ensure applications are world class, and development of a superior staff.