November 21, 2014

The Wet Seal announced that Thomas R. Hillebrandt will assume the role of interim CFO, effective December 1, 2014, concurrent with the previously announced resignation of Steven H. Benrubi, the company’s current CFO.

November 20, 2014

The Children’s Place Inc. has named Anurup Pruthi as senior VP and CFO, effective Dec. 1, 2014. He will report to Michael Scarpa, COO.

November 20, 2014

The Children’s Place Inc. has named Anurup Pruthi as senior VP and CFO, effective Dec. 1, 2014. He will report to Michael Scarpa, COO.

October 31, 2014

Fred's Inc. named Jerry Shore as its next CEO. Shore has served as the company's executive VP and CFO for more than 14 years.

October 15, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to sharply cut back the growth of its U.S. supercenters in favor of smaller-format stores and acccelerated e-commerce and digital investments.

October 3, 2014

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced CFO Douglas R. Muir intends to retire in calendar year 2015.

October 2, 2014

The Wet Seal announced today that its CFO, Steve Benrubi, has resigned.

October 2, 2014

The Wet Seal announced today that its CFO, Steve Benrubi, has resigned.

October 1, 2014

VF Corporation announced that senior VP and CFO Robert K. Shearer will retire in March 2015, after 28 years with the company.

September 29, 2014

In its latest management shakeup, American Apparel has named Scott Brubaker as interim CEO, effective immediately.

September 26, 2014

With the retail CFO’s role evolving so quickly in the last few years, what changes will the future bring? Look for CFOs to be hired from outside the company, oversee more divisions and spend significant time overseas in an increasingly global retail world.

The finance function, of course, will continue to be critical, especially for public companies.

September 26, 2014

With the retail CFO’s role evolving so quickly in the last few years, what changes will the future bring? Look for CFOs to be hired from outside the company, oversee more divisions and spend significant time overseas in an increasingly global retail world.

The finance function, of course, will continue to be critical, especially for public companies.

September 26, 2014

As the traditional CFO role expands beyond accounting and compliance to a more strategic role and partner to the CEO, the capabilities that future CFOs will need to bring to the table are also evolving. Today, according to recruiters, successful CFOs need strategic thinking, leadership and communications skills worthy of a national politician, along with experience in running a business.

September 26, 2014

As the traditional CFO role expands beyond accounting and compliance to a more strategic role and partner to the CEO, the capabilities that future CFOs will need to bring to the table are also evolving. Today, according to recruiters, successful CFOs need strategic thinking, leadership and communications skills worthy of a national politician, along with experience in running a business.

September 26, 2014

Strategist, adviser, communicator, futurist: Retail chief financial officers have seen their role broaden so much in recent years that, in some cases, they have become virtual partners with the CEO. Once responsible primarily for financial stewardship, the CFO is embracing a growing number of additional roles encompassing strategic planning, technology and perhaps even a bit of crystal ball gazing. Some are even taking on COO functions.

One thing is certain: CFOs are not just number crunchers any more.

September 26, 2014

Strategist, adviser, communicator, futurist: Retail chief financial officers have seen their role broaden so much in recent years that, in some cases, they have become virtual partners with the CEO. Once responsible primarily for financial stewardship, the CFO is embracing a growing number of additional roles encompassing strategic planning, technology and perhaps even a bit of crystal ball gazing. Some are even taking on COO functions.

One thing is certain: CFOs are not just number crunchers any more.

September 26, 2014

Defining the scope of a CFO’s oversight is challenging because it’s still evolving. Besides the overarching responsibility of overseeing and reporting finances, the role now often includes strategic planning, technology and investor relations.

New areas of reporting, including corporate social responsibility and environmental performance, are also being added. And in some companies, the CFO is even charged with overseeing the push into global markets.

September 26, 2014

Defining the scope of a CFO’s oversight is challenging because it’s still evolving. Besides the overarching responsibility of overseeing and reporting finances, the role now often includes strategic planning, technology and investor relations.

New areas of reporting, including corporate social responsibility and environmental performance, are also being added. And in some companies, the CFO is even charged with overseeing the push into global markets.

September 26, 2014

Broadening responsibilities at a business brings with it an exponential increase in worries. And retail is no exception. As CFOs have become more forward-looking and strategic, their concerns have grown beyond retail basics to also encompass such issues as growing competition, data security, regulatory affairs, global economic health and globalization.

September 26, 2014

Broadening responsibilities at a business brings with it an exponential increase in worries. And retail is no exception. As CFOs have become more forward-looking and strategic, their concerns have grown beyond retail basics to also encompass such issues as growing competition, data security, regulatory affairs, global economic health and globalization.

September 16, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced the appointment of Voin Todorovic as the company’s new CFO, effective Sept. 15.

September 16, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced the appointment of Voin Todorovic as the company’s new CFO, effective Sept. 15.

September 15, 2014

John Feray, who had served as CFO of RadioShack for less than a year, has resigned from the company, citing personal reasons.

September 11, 2014

Hhgregg Inc. has hired Robert J. Riesbeck as CFO, effective Sept. 15.