GameStop names Amazon executive as chief growth officer



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(Reuters) – GameStop Corp (NYSE:) said on Tuesday it appointed Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:) executive Elliott Wilke as chief growth officer, the latest top level appointment after shareholder Ryan Cohen took charge of the video game retailer’s e-commerce pivot.

Shares of the company, which were at the center of a Reddit-driven retail trading frenzy, rose nearly 5% in premarket trading.

Wilke, who has spent nearly seven years at Amazon and last led its Fresh Stores business, will oversee growth strategies and marketing at GameStop, the company said.

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