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Food and Beverages | Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Jhala will be based in Tallahassee and report to the CEO.
FREMONT, CA: Trulieve Cannabis, a leading and top-performing cannabis firm in the United States, recently announced it has named Nilyum Jhala to serve as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Jhala provides more than two decades of experience in technology leadership and digital transformation results in international retail and wholesale contexts, having previously served as Vice President of Global and Digital Technology at Hallmark Cards.
Jhala led a large, geographically diverse team of more than 200 technology professionals at Hallmark, ensuring end-to-end optimization of D2C, B2B2C, traditional retail, and wholesale channels across North America, South America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. He was in charge of the company's global consumer experience transformation, which included more than 50,000 retail rooftops and all digital aspects of Hallmark.com, resulting in a digital growth rate of more than 100 percent by 2020. Jhala was the Division Vice President of Family Dollar, a Dollar Tree affiliate, before joining Hallmark. He's also led IT transformation and roadmap initiatives for Lowe's and Office Depot in the past.
Jhala earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications with Honors from Barkatullah University in India and a Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems from the University of South Alabama, where he was named graduate student of the year. He will be based in Tallahassee and report to the CEO. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Asian American Professionals and has taught software engineering and data warehousing as a faculty member at Strayer University since 2009.