Havertys promotes Greg Davis to senior VP, information technology

ATLANTA — Retailer Havertys Furniture has promoted Greg Davis to senior vice president of information technology. He is filling a similar role held by Ed Clary, who earlier this year announced his retirement planned for this July.

Davis has been with the company since 1990 and has been vice president of information technology development since 2011.

Greg Davis

Over the years, he has been involved in developing and leading teams to build unified, end-to-end operational systems including distribution and point-of-sale to better service the company’s customers.

The company said he also managed the implementation of a modern data warehouse to “drive business decisions and the replatforming of our website on a suite of Adobe solutions for an improved user experience, improved data analytics and tracking and AI for better personalization.”

In his new role, he reports to Chairman and CEO Clarence Smith and will oversee the company’s technology systems and also work to support the company’s strategic goals.

“We are pleased to have Greg serve as head of our information technology team,” Smith said. “His extensive knowledge of our systems and collaborative relationships with Havertys’ stakeholders positions him well for this critical role. Greg will continue to lead significant projects and guide our teams as we navigate the challenges of securing and enhancing our infrastructure and online presence in an ever-changing environment.”

J.E. Clary

The company previously announced in March that Ed Clary, executive vice president and chief information officer, planned to retire in July. He is stepping down from his current role and will serve as a strategic adviser until his retirement.

Clary joined Havertys in October 1990 as chief information officer and senior vice president of distribution, having previously been development manager and expense planning and control analyst at Macy’s for nearly six years. He was promoted to the executive vice president role at Havertys in November 2015, while also continuing as chief information officer.

“Our information technology team is integral to our success, and we are grateful for Ed’s transformational leadership during his 33-year career with Havertys,” Smith said. “In addition to his responsibilities as chief information officer, Ed led our distribution operations for eight years, gaining insight used to generate new systems and operational improvements we use today. Ed’s understanding of our business and passion for serving our customers is evidenced by the systems, infrastructure and exceptional team he assembled. We wish Ed and his family all the very best in retirement.”

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at tom@homenewsnow.com and at 336-508-4616.

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