Dollar Tree taps new CIO amid C-suite shakeup

Bobby Aflatooni, along with several former Dollar General executives, joins Dollar Tree’s revamped C-suite as the discount retailer navigates a business overhaul, price hikes and even rodent problems.

Dollar Tree has tapped Bobby Aflatooni, a Dollar General alum, to take over as CIO for its chain of discount variety stores in North America, the company announced Thursday.

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The departure of Andy Paisley, who served two terms as Dollar Tree’s CIO — from 1996 to 2014 and from December of 2020 until June of this year — cleared the way for Aflatooni’s move from the Howard Hughes Corporation, where he’d been CIO for almost three years.

Aflatooni brings to his new role nine years of IT operations and infrastructure leadership experience with Dollar General, Dollar Tree’s key competitor in the value retail space.

Aflatooni will be integral to Dollar Tree’s efforts to simplify work streams and accelerate growth, CEO Mike Witynski said in the press release.

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Aflatooni’s arrival comes at a time of change and opportunity for Dollar Tree, part of a broader leadership overhaul. 

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