| Ronald Boire|
| Columbia University
London Business School|
CEO of Brookstone, CEO and President of Sears Canada, & CEO of Barnes & Noble
London Business School, Columbia Business School
Calvin McDonald, Edward Lampert, Douglas Campbell
Ronald Boire Wikipedia
Ronald "Ron" D. Boire is an American businessman. He has served as an executive for several companies, including Barnes & Noble, Brookstone, Sears Canada and Toys R Us.
Until 2001, Boire worked at Sony Electronics for seventeen years, eventually rising to President. Boire then obtained an MBA from Columbia University and the London Business School in 2003. After graduation, Boire worked at Best Buy till 2006, serving as Executive Vice President and Global Merchandising Manager. Boire then joined Toys R Us as president of North America. Later, in 2009, Boire joined Brookstone as President and CEO. He became Chief Merchandising Officer for Sears and Kmart in 2012.
He was the acting President and CEO of Sears Canada from October 2014 to November 2015 and director at Retail Council of Canada. Boire was succeeded at Sears Canada by Carrie Kirkman. In 2015, he was hired as the CEO of Barnes & Noble.
In August 2016, Barnes & Noble fired him after less than a year in the job. Executive Chairman and company founder Leonard Riggio, who is postponing his September retirement, will assume Boire's duties.