James Andrew recently joined Sears Holdings as the Hoffman Estates-based company's chief administrative officer.
Andrew will be be in charge of corporate support functions, including financial planning and analysis, business finance and legal and human resources teams.
"Jim is a proven executive with deep expertise leading business performance improvement, corporate strategy and delivering on key objectives,"Sears Holdings Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert said. "His range and depth of experiences managing corporate transformations and capability development makes him a strong fit for Sears Holdings as we pursue our member-focused transformation."
Andrew previously worked at Royal Philips as an executive vice president and the chief strategy and innovation officer. He managed the company's business and market growth strategies and also handled a major repositioning of the company's portfolio.
Prior to Philips, Andrew spent 25 years with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), most recently serving as a senior partner and managing director.
He has served as a charter member of the National Advisory Committee for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and is the lead author of "Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation."