7-Eleven exec joins General Mills to accelerate innovation

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7-Eleven exec joins General Mills to accelerate innovation

By Mike Troy - 02/13/2020

General Mills created the new role of chief digital and technology office and brought in a former 7-Eleven and and PepsiCo executive to fill the position.

General Mills is upping its digital game by creating the new role of chief digital and technology officer to oversee the company’s transformation and build new capabilities to advance innovation and speed to market.

Filling the position is former 7-Eleven chief technology officer Jaime Montemayor. He will report directly to General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening and joins the company Feb. 24.

“Customers and consumers set the pace in today’s hyper-connected world – and they’re moving fast. They are embracing new products, experiences and services. And they are rewarding companies that anticipate their needs and make their lives easier,” said Harmening. “At the heart of this transformation is the unprecedented availability of data. Jamie has impressive credentials in this space and will help us deepen our connection with consumers through data and ultimately help us win in the marketplace. I’m very excited to add his expertise to my leadership team and our entire enterprise.”

Prior to 7-Eleven, Montemayor spent 21 years with PepsiCo in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as SVP and CIO, digital innovation and analytics.