According to his LinkedIn profile, Wood has held similar positions at Bass Pro Shops and Brookstone since 2010. And before that, he worked his way up through the ranks at Dollar General.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bill to Barnes & Noble and are excited to have someone with such broad experience in Information Technology join the team,” said Ron Boire. “Bill is a proven leader in this area and his appointment signals our continued commitment to being a leading omni-channel retailer.”
Giggles aside, the fellow does have a solid core of retail experience, and if anything his experience with publicly traded corporation that runs consignment shops likely gives Wood a stronger drive to turn a profit. Of course, what this means for the Nook, and its ever declining revenues, remains to be seen.
P.S. Did anyone else first read the headline as "porn shop"?