Mike Starkey

Interim CIO at Playboy

Mike Starkey has a diverse work experience with a focus on information technology and strategy. Mike is currently working as an Interim CIO at PLBY Group, Inc. Prior to this, they served as a Consultant at a private company in 2022. From 2020 to 2022, they were the Chief Information Officer at Christy Sports, where they made significant contributions to the implementation of a fully integrated rental reservation system and a digital customer experience. Before that, they worked at enVista from 2018 to 2020, holding the position of VP of IT Strategy, Retail Technology Leader, where they played a key role in IT strategy, software selections, and retail thought leadership. With a long tenure at Performance Bicycle starting in 2004, they served as the Senior Vice President of Information Systems until 2018. From 2001 to 2002, they worked as the Director of IT Retail Strategy at Sears. Prior to that, they held various leadership positions in information systems at Waccamaw/Home Place from 1991 to 2001. Overall, Mike Starkey has a strong background in IT strategy, retail technology, and information systems management.

Mike Starkey attended Nitro High School from 1977 to 1980. Mike then went on to the University of Charleston from 1980 to 1981, although no degree or field of study was specified. Mike Starkey also holds several additional certifications, including Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (ERP) from Microsoft in 2022, and various IBM certifications obtained in 2018.


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  • Interim CIO

    May, 2023 - present

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