Chico’s Stephen Carvelli takes Oracle’s Retail Executive of the Year award

New York City -- Stephen Carvelli, director of eCommerce at Chico’s FAS, was honored as Retail Executive of the Year at the 2011 Oracle Retail Excellence Awards. Carvelli was cited for his advocacy of cross-channel technology and knowledge of how e-commerce technology is applied in retail environments. Chico’s also was honored in the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Customer Experience.”

The awards were announced at the annual Oracle Retail CrossTalk event, held June 21-24, at Westfields Marriott, Washington, D.C.

Other Oracle award recipients included Advance Auto Parts, in the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Business Performance,” and Netshoes, a Brazilian sports retailer, in the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Business Performance.” 

In addition, Shakar Sitipati, CIO of National Pen Co., was named “CIO of the Year.”

The annual awards are designed to recognize Oracle customers’ outstanding achievements in innovative best practices, efficient operations, and achieving results through leveraging technology. Forty-six retailers were nominated across five different categories for 2011, with the winners selected by CrossTalk attendees based on a list of finalists determined by Oracle’s retail community.