Keith Pickens

Keith Pickens

Retail Domain Leader @ UST


Keith is a recognized Retail, Consumer Package Goods, and Manufacturing Leader with 39+ Years of experience. Knows how to connect technology in driving business strategy, operational excellence outcomes, and technology adoption.

In addition, as a Chief Information Officer, he was operational experience acting as Global Supply Chain Officer and Head of Retail Store Operations. He serves on Industry Council’s and Advisory Boards to gain insights on emerging technological innovations. He has won number of retail, supply chain, and consulting accolades, including CIO of the Year. He is a regular industry and keynote speaker and has been quoted in national and industry publications.

Prior to joining UST, Pickens served as Senior Vice President and CIO for Express, LLC, Senior Vice President and CIO for Christopher & Banks, Senior Vice President and CIO for Claire’s, and Vice President of IT for Kohl’s Department Stores. He served as a Retail Domain Leader – General Manager for TIBCO Software and Principal Midwest Consumer Markets for KPMG Peat Marwick.


UST Global is a technology partner dedicated to transforming businesses, communities, and the people who live within them. Operating in 25 countries, we deliver future-ready digital transformation strategy services, products, and platforms that create new possibilities and help you imagine what’s next in financial services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, semiconductor, and communications.