Opening Keynote

Dean Schwartz

Merchandising Vice President – Home Appliances


Dean Schwartz has over twenty-seven years of retail experience, primarily managing big ticket hardlines categories. Prior to his recent appointment as the Merchandising Vice President Appliances for Lowe’s, Dean spent his career at Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Throughout his career at Sears, Dean advanced through several large merchant roles in the home appliance category including multiple buying assignments and Director level positions managing the appliance merchant organization. Dean’s last position at Sears was the Group President for the Hardlines Business Unit – the largest merchandising business unit at Sears. In January 2019, Dean moved to the Lowe’s executive team where he manages a team of merchants responsible for continuing the significant sales and profit growth for the largest home appliance retailer in the United States.