Corie Barry

MPW 2019. 18. Corie Barry
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After spending two decades at Best Buy, working her way up through the finance department, Barry was promoted from CFO to the top job in June, replacing Hubert Joly—who is credited with saving the big-box electronics retailer. Now the 44-year-old Barry, who also serves on the board of Domino’s Pizza, is charged with not just keeping Best Buy relevant as Amazon and other e-commerce players crowd in but also growing its sales both in stores and online. She has some experience with that: Barry oversaw strategic transformation and growth before becoming CEO, laying the groundwork for the turnaround that propelled her up the executive ranks. Her age makes her one of the youngest Fortune 500 CEOs.

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