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Modell’s Sporting Goods names CFO

BY Marianne Wilson

Modell’s Sporting Goods has a new finance head.

The New York-based sporting goods chain has appointed David Stern as executive VP and CFO. He will play an intricate role in strategic planning and growth opportunities for Modell’s while overseeing the finance and IT departments.

Stern most recently was with Destination Maternity, where he served as CFO, departing in August 2018. Pep Boys, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, and Petro Services. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Stern also did stints at Pep Boys, A.C. Moore and Petro Services.

Modell’s recently brought in in A&G Realty Partners to assist in lease negotiations with its landlords, according to a report by Debtwire.

“Bringing David to our team was great move for Modell’s,” said CEO Mitchell Modell. “David has an amazing ability to develop and implement solutions in highly competitive markets and multichannel organizations. I’m looking forward to seeing his new approach to help grow and streamline our business.”

Modell’s operates more than 150 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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