Cardenas Markets has promoted Arnold Perez to the position of VP of information technology. In this position, Perez will report directly to Prabash Coswatte, the recently appointed COO for the Ontario, Calif.-based Cardenas Markets. Perez will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s information technology team.
“Arnold brings extensive experience leading and executing IT strategies across various business sectors to his new role,” said Coswatte in a release. “His expertise and leadership will continue to drive Cardenas Markets digital transformation and innovation to support our company’s business needs in addition to evolving customer shopping preferences,” he added.
Perez joined Cardenas Markets in 2019, bringing over 20 years of IT leadership experience focused on infrastructure engineering, project management and operations across various industries including fashion retail, banking, media and entertainment, semiconductor manufacturing, supply chain, and petroleum.
Prior to joining Cardenas Markets, he served as senior director of enterprise infrastructure services for BCBG Max Azria, supporting over 700 domestic and international retail fronts and four distribution centers. Previous experience also includes roles as director of infrastructure operations and services for Semtech; VP infrastructure services for Downey Savings and Loan; and manager of network services for Ingram Micro.
Perez holds a bachelor of science degree in electronics engineering technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.
Cardenas Markets operates a total of 52 stores under the Cardenas banner and seven stores under the Cardenas Ranch Markets banner. Today, Cardenas Markets is one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the country with stores in California, Nevada and Arizona.