General Mills has hired former 7-Eleven IT expert Jaime Montemayor as its first chief digital and technology officer. The new role is part of a larger push from General Mills to build out its digital and data capabilities.
"Customers and consumers set the pace in today's hyper-connected world—and they're moving fast," chairman and CEO Jeff Harmening said in a statement. "They are embracing new products, experiences, and services. And they are rewarding companies that anticipate their needs and make their lives easier."
Montemayor will have oversight of the IT and Technology Solutions teams and will be responsible for leading what Harmening described as the company’s “digital transformation efforts.”
At a time of “unprecedented availability of data,” Harmening said, “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.”
Montemayor previously served as 7-Eleven’s chief technology officer where he was responsible for the enterprise commercial, innovation and data and analytics teams. Before 7-Eleven, he worked at PepsiCo for 21 years.
“Montemayor’s career has been global and multicultural, with a focus on developing talent and building strong teams across many geographies including North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia,” General Mills said in a press release.
Montemayor starts on Feb. 24.