Matt Furman is the chief communications and public affairs officer for Best Buy Co. Furman ensures that Best Buy’s great story — where it’s been, where it’s going and how it’s going to get there — is told with consistency, clarity and passion, and that it is heard by the people who matter most to the company’s ongoing success. In this role, Furman oversees employee communications, public relations, executive communications, government affairs, corporate responsibility and community relations. Furman joined Best Buy in 2012 and is a member of the company’s executive management team.
Prior to Best Buy, Furman was the vice president of corporate affairs at Mars Chocolate, the world’s largest chocolate company and the manufacturer of such iconic brands as Snickers, M&M’s and Dove. Before joining the chocolate business, he held leading communications positions at Google and CNN. He also held senior communications roles in the administration of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former President Bill Clinton.
Furman has his juris doctor from the American University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is admitted to practice law in several jurisdictions, including before the U.S. Supreme Court.