Giri Durbhakula

CIO & Retail Technology Change Agent

Greater San Diego Area
  1. National Pen,
  2. Various,
  3. RIS News
  1. PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.,
  2. Charlotte Russe,
  3. Fair Isaac
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Results Oriented Technology Executive Change Agent who Specializes in Effectively Leveraging Technology to help solve Business Problems and help meet Business Goals; Diverse Industry expertise in particular Retail and High Tech

Key Areas of Focus:
- Leadership, Strategy, and Change Management
- Multi-Channel / Omni-Channel Processes and Systems
- All facets of Retail including: eCommerce, Merchandising, Marketing, Store Operations, and Supply Chain

- All facets of IT (CIO, Business Intelligence, IT Operations, Application Development, Support, Help Desk, Information Security & Compliance)
- People Leadership, Program Management, Vendor Management, Financials Management, Outsourcing and Business Process Re-engineering


Chief Information Officer

National Pen
– Present (5 months)Greater San Diego Area

Advisory Board Member and/or Advisor to Retail Startups and smaller companies

– Present (9 months)greater san diego area

Editorial Advisory Board Member

RIS News
– Present (6 years)

Vice President IT & Business Partner for Merchandising, Supply Chain, Marketing and eCommerce

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
(3 years)Greater San Diego Area

Vice President, Head of Technology

Charlotte Russe
(2 years 9 months)Greater San Diego Area

Vice President, Head of Global Analytics Delivery

Fair Isaac
(2 years 1 month)Greater San Diego Area

Vice President, Application Development

(1 year 7 months)Greater San Diego Area

Senior Vice President, CIO/CTO

(1 year 7 months)

Director, Knowledge Management

(3 years)Greater San Diego Area

Senior Manager

Ernst & Young LLP
(6 years 2 months)Greater St. Louis Area

Systems Engineer/Consultant

(5 years 1 month)Greater St. Louis Area

Honors & Awards

2013 California Diversity Leadership Award

California Diversity Council

The National Diversity Council seeks not only to uphold and promote the principles of diversity and leadership but also seeks to recognize those individuals who personify those principles. The Multicultural Leadership Award is designed to recognize individuals of color who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their field.

2012 Retail Pacesetters

RIS (Retail Information Systems)

The editors of RIS throw a spotlight on retail executives who have stepped up to the plate and made significant contributions to the success of their companies. To qualify, a retailer must be a rising star in his or her company, but not yet a C-level executive. Each of the retailers featured here was nominated by retail industry experts that RIS reached out to in July. The nominations were received from a broad base of retailers, solution providers, public relations and marketing firms and analysts. The final decision was made by the RIS editors in recognition of retailers who have clearly demonstrated a track record of success and outstanding accomplishments.

2009 Cross Channel Excellence Award

RIS (Retail Information Systems)

Nominated for leadership and innovation shown in helping evolving Charlotte Russe Cross Channel capabilities in the areas of eCommerce and integration with Social Networking

CIO 100 Award

CIO Magazine

The CIO 100 award is one of the IT industry's most prestigious award for innovation and business value -- an acknowledged mark of enterprise excellence for IT organizations and their leaders.

Very Large Database Technology Insight Award

Informatica Corporation

Chosen by Informatica for work related to our Customer Knowledge Management and Operational Knowledge Management Datawarehouse and data architecture that met and exceeded business objectives


  1. Russian, Hindi, Telugu


  • POS
  • ERP
  • Program Management
  • Planning
  • Software Development
  • Strategy
  • E-commerce
  • Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Project Planning
  • Leadership
  • CRM
  • Business Process
  • Management
  • IT Strategy
  • Management Consulting
  • Outsourcing
  • Business Process...
  • SDLC
  • Change Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Integration
  • Business Development
  • Applications
  • Strategic Planning
  • SaaS
  • Vendor Management
  • Unix
  • Data Warehousing
  • Retail
  • Quality Assurance
  • Business Analysis
  • Executive Management
  • Analysis
  • Budgets
  • Consulting
  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Email Marketing
  • Governance
  • IT Management
  • Information Technology
  • Market Research
  • Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Start-ups
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