Brian J. Dunn

Age: 48

Born: Fort Dix, N.J.

Minnesota ties: Moved to the state when he was 15

Current position: President and chief operating officer since 2006

First job at Best Buy: 1985, as commissioned salesman

Up the management ranks: Became store manager in 1989 and district manager a year later; first big promotion came in 2000, when he became a senior vice president of retail sales; executive vice president of retail in 2002; president of retail in North America in 2004.

Officially takes over: June 24

Service: Board of directors, Dick's Sporting Goods; member of Greater Twin Cities United Way and Best Buy Children's Foundation.