Chief Operating Officer
Crate and Barrel
CIO Award Finalist 2013
CIO Award Judge 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Michael Relich is the Chief Operating Officer of Crate and Barrel, an industry-leading home furnishings specialty retailer, known for its exclusive designs, excellent value and superb customer service. He is responsible for corporate operations and oversees the IT, Supply Chain and International teams, as well as Crate and Barrel’s business-to-business and outlet strategies.
Prior to joining Crate and Barrel, Mr. Relich was the Chief Operating Officer of GUESS?, Inc., where he was responsible for leading GUESS’ global operations and driving long-term strategic growth initiatives. Prior to his appointment as COO in 2013, Mr. Relich, served as the CIO for GUESS?, Inc., where he was responsible for building the system infrastructure that enabled the Company to grow to become a $2.5 billion global operation with over 1,700 stores in 87 countries.
Mr. Relich has more than 30 years of retail operations and systems experience. His previous roles include Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of MIS and eCommerce for The Wet Seal and Senior Vice President, Engineering at Freeborders, Inc., where he was responsible for the management of two software labs developing collaborative, Java-based eCommerce applications.