Atlanta – Lease-to-own retailer Aaron’s Inc. has named Sharon Lawrence VP finance and Kirby Salgado as VP merchandising. Lawrence, formerly Aaron's director of franchise finance, joined Aaron's in 2012 after a 25-plus year career at SunTrust Bank, while Salgado most recently served as VP/general merchandise manager for Sears Holdings.
"Sharon was instrumental in raising the financing for Aaron's acquisition of Progressive Finance," said Steve Michaels, Aaron's president. "In her brief two years at Aaron's, she's demonstrated tremendous value and has built great relationships for the company with our banking group. She will be an outstanding VP of finance while leading the Aaron's, Inc. finance team going forward. Additionally, after a national search, we're pleased to welcome Kirby Salgado to Aaron's as VP of merchandising. His extensive experience in sourcing and merchandising leadership will provide immediate results in driving cost efficiencies while securing the quality, brand-name products that our customers expect and deserve from Aaron's.”