Donagh Herlihy is a global executive who creates and executes strategies that ensure technology drives both revenue growth and operating efficiency. He is adept at building and leading global, functionally diverse teams and inspiring teams to execute with excellence. He has 25 years of Technology, eCommerce, Supply Chain, M&A integration and HR leadership experience in Hospitality, Retail, Consumer Goods and Automotive sectors.
Mr. Herlihy is currently the Executive Vice President Digital and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Bloomin’ Brands. In this position, Mr. Herlihy is responsible for overseeing the global strategy, development, and implementation of all digital consumer and business technology initiatives for Bloomin’ Brands.
Mr. Herlihy has 25 years of technology leadership experience in various industries. He joined Bloomin’ Brands following a six-year tenure with Avon Products, Inc., where he served as CIO and SVP, IT and eCommerce. In that role, he led all aspects of the technology supporting Avon’s internal business operations and enabled eCommerce for more than 6.5 million Avon representatives worldwide.
Prior to Avon, he was the CIO for the Wrigley Company. In addition to his role as CIO, he served successively as the VP of HR and the VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Planning. Prior to Wrigley, he led the IT function for Duracell, a division of the Gillette Company.
Mr. Herlihy has a B.S.C and M.A. in Industrial Engineering from the Institute of Technology and Trinity College in Dublin and has completed the Executive Program at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. In 2016 he was inducted into CIO magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame.