Full Name
Kirk Ball
Job Title
EVP and Chief Information Officer / Chief Technology Officer
Company Name
Giant Eagle
Speaker Bio
Kirk Ball joined Giant Eagle, Inc. in June 2020. Kirk and his Teammates have responsibility for delivering Information Technology solutions for the Giant Eagle enterprise including eCommerce development, strategic technology planning, infrastructure and applications for the Enterprise. In addition, Kirk serves on the Giant Eagle Innovation Steering Team to help identify, develop and implement solution innovation. Giant Eagle is a regional grocery retailer with ~570 locations including supermarkets and convenience stores.

Prior to joining Giant Eagle, Mr. Ball served as the VP and Chief Information Officer for The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN). TCHHN is a $3B clinically integrated Healthcare Network with 2 Hospitals, 6 Ambulatory Surgery Centers and 150 other locations in the Southwest Ohio region. Significant accomplishments are implementing D.R. solutions, development of Cloud strategy, development / implementation of Analytics strategy, development / implementation of Digital Customer Strategy and development / implementation of Technology Group organizational and technology strategy.

Prior to his arrival at TCHHN, Mr. Ball served as the Chief Technology Officer for The Kroger Company. While at Kroger, Mr. Ball was a key participant in the development of the company’s emerging Digital Customer Strategy, led the organization responsible for delivery of enterprise technology solutions serving over 3,000 locations across the U.S., and Mr. Ball served as the Chief Operating Officer of Sunrise Technology (wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Company focusing on technology R & D and Innovation). While at Kroger Mr. Ball also co-led the acquisitions of You Technology, Inc. and Vitacost. In addition, Mr. Ball was a key contributor to the development and execution of the Kroger Digital Strategy.

In addition, Mr. Ball has held Sr. Technology Leadership positions at The Iams Company, Honda of America Mfg., The Berry Company and Emro Marketing.

Mr. Ball has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting / Finance and an Associates degree in Systems Analysis and Design from Miami University.

In addition, Mr. Ball currently serves on the Advisory Board of for The Mercury Fund, Board of Directors for TrackX, Growth Advisory Board SILK, Member of the Cincinnati CIO Roundtable, Advisor Miami University Technology Advisory Board. Previous Board appointment with You Technology in the Bay Area.
Kirk Ball