Chris Homeister has been named COO at Minneapolis-based specialty tile retailing company Tile Shop Holdings, Inc., effective immediately. In this newly created role, Homeister will be responsible for supply chain, retail operations and merchandising.
Previously, Homeister was general manager and SVP of Best Buy's Entertainment Business Group, which involved extensive leadership responsibilities.
"Chris has a very broad array of skills and extensive retail background that will significantly strengthen our management team and we warmly welcome him to The Tile Shop," said CEO Robert Rucker. "We believe that Chris' experience and successes in leading and growing multi-billion dollar organizations at prominent retailers, coupled with his comprehensive experience in product development, retail, direct sourcing, and business development, will translate well at our Company."
Homeister also held senior executive roles in strategic planning and merchandising during his time at Best Buy. Before then, he was a VP at Gateway, during which time he led new product development initiatives and strategic alliances.