American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) said it has appointed Bob Madore as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 28, 2016. He will report to Chief Executive Officer, Jay Schottenstein.
In this role, Madore will oversee all aspects of Finance, Merchandise Planning and Allocation and Investor Relations.
Madore joins AEO as a seasoned retail executive with extensive public company financial and operational experience. He most recently served as SVP, Chief Financial Officer at Ralph Lauren Corp (RL).
Since 2004, Madore has served in various senior management roles at Ralph Lauren, where he was instrumental in growing its global business across multiple channels, concepts and product categories. Prior to that, he served in senior finance and retail operational roles at Nine West Group and New York and Company.
Commenting on Madore`s appointment, CEO Schottenstein said, "I`m confident that Bob will be an excellent addition to our executive team and instrumental in driving continued shareholder returns. Additionally, I`d like to thank Scott Hurd, SVP and Chief Accounting Officer, for his leadership and contributions as Interim CFO over the past several months."
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