Fort Myers, Fla. — Chico’s FAS, Inc. has appointed Patrick J. (PJ) Guido as its new chief financial officer, effective September 20, 2021. He will report directly to Molly Langenstein, chief executive officer and president of Chico’s FAS.
Guido has more than 20 years of finance and operations experience and has held numerous executive leadership roles at premier retail and consumer companies. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S. In this role, he helped support continued growth and financial strength during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also contributing to the development and implementation of the long term strategic plan.
Prior to this position, Guido served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of lululemon athletica inc., a multinational designer, distributor and retailer of healthy lifestyle inspired athletic apparel and accessories.
Earlier in his career, Guido served in roles of increasing responsibilities at The Home Depot, Inc. and Saks Incorporated.
“PJ is a highly accomplished finance executive with deep knowledge of the retail industry and a proven track record guiding companies through significant growth periods,” says Langenstein. “We are excited about the growth of our company. I am pleased to welcome PJ to the Chico’s FAS team.”
In connection with Guido’s appointment, David Oliver, who has served as interim chief financial officer since February 2020, has been reappointed to his prior role of senior vice president finance – controller and chief accounting officer.
Chico’s FAS is a Florida-based fashion company founded in 1983 on Sanibel Island, Fla. As one of the leading fashion retailers in North America, Chico’s FAS is a company of three unique brands: Chico’s®, WHBM® and Soma®. As of July 31, 2021, the company operated 1,284 stores in the U.S. and sold merchandise through 66 international franchise locations in Mexico and two domestic franchise airport locations.
For more information, visit www.chicosfas.com.
SOURCE: Chico’s FAS, Inc.