Brian J. Dunn

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Brian J. Dunn (born 1959/1960) is an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Best Buy, from April 2009 to April 2012, having worked there since 1985. He has also been on the board of directors of Dick's Sporting Goods since June 2006 and on the board of directors of the Best Buy Children's Foundation.[citation needed]

Dunn started working when he was 14 at a grocery store and did not attend college. He began at Best Buy when he was 24 as a salesman in 1985, when Best Buy had only a few stores.[1] Dunn's mother, Ethel, was an accountant at Best Buy.[2]

In 1989, Dunn became a store manager and in 1990 a district manager in Minnesota. He was promoted to regional manager for Ohio, Indianapolis and Philadelphia stores in 1996, and in May, 1998, rose to regional vice president of the northeastern region, leading Best Buy’s entry into that market. In March 2000, he was promoted to senior vice president of division 3 retail sales, encompassing all of Best Buy’s east coast operations. He was named executive vice president of U.S. retail in 2002, and president of North America retail in December 2004. Finally, he rose to chief executive officer, replacing Brad Anderson on June 24, 2009.[3]

Dunn resigned abruptly on April 10, 2012.[4][5]


  1. ^ Dunn, Brian J. (June 28, 2010). "Interview With Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn". SmartMoney (Online excerpts of interview). Interview with Neil Parmar. New York City: Dow Jones. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ Clifford, Stephanie (April 11, 2012). "Best Buy Inquiry Into Chief's Behavior Will Continue". New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  3. ^ Christine Persaud, Best Buy CEO to Retire; Brian Dunn Named Successor, Marketnews, January 21, 2009
  4. ^ Ed Stych, Report: Dunn resigned as Best Buy CEO amid investigation over possible personal misconduct, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, April 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Bustillo, Miguel; Russolillo, Steven (April 10, 2012). "Best Buy CEO Resigns". The Wall Street Journal. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Brad Anderson
Best Buy CEO
Succeeded by
George L. "Mike" Mikan III (interim)