Hibbett Sports Inc. a sporting goods retailer announced that Scott J. Bowman has joined the Company as Senior Vice President ad Chief Financial Officer, effective July 9. Mr. Bowman will replace Gary Smith, whose retirement from the Company is effective July 8, 2012.
Mr. Bowman, a Certified Public Accountant, was most recently Division Chief Financial Officer – Northern Division for The Home Depot, a position he has held since 2006. He has also served as Senior Director, Finance – IT with The Home Depot from 2003 to 2006.
Prior to that time, Mr. Bowman held senior financial positions with Rubbermaid Home Products, including as Vice President/Controller from 2001 to 2003 and as Operations Controller from 1999 to 2001. He began his financial career in 1989 with The Sherwin-Williams Company.
Jeff Rosenthal, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “As financial leader for a 795-store division representing $25 billion in annual sales, Scott certainly has the qualifications and wealth of retail experience that will complement the talented management team we have in place.
“Given our continued investment in and emphasis on information systems, Scott’s IT background was particularly attractive along with his demonstrated ability to drive cost savings.”
Hibbett Sports, Inc. operates sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominately in the Southeast, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and the lower Midwest regions of the United States. The Company’s primary store format is Hibbett Sports, a 5,000-square-foot store located in strip centers and enclosed malls.
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