Claire’s Stores, Inc. Appoints Executive Vice President and CFO

by Katie Lee

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Claire’s Stores, Inc. has appointed Scott Huckins as its executive vice president and chief financial officer. He joins the company from Sears Holdings.

In his new role, Huckins will serve as a key member of the Claire’s senior management team. He will provide leadership to the global finance group to assume a broader role of trusted advisor and operating partnership. In addition, he will have responsibility for the external financial reporting, loss prevention, audit and compliance global functions. 

“Scott is a great addition to the Claire’s team,” says CEO Ron Marshall. “In addition to his extensive capital markets background, Scott fits wonderfully into the new Claire’s culture that, together, we are creating.”

While at Sears Holdings, Huckins served as vice president, treasurer and president for Sears Re (a wholly owned captive reinsurance company) for the last 4 years.

Huckins assumed his new role on October 5, 2016 and reports to Marshall.

Claire’s Stores, Inc. is one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women, teens, tweens and girls ages 3 to 35. The company operates through its stores under two brand names: Claire’s® and Icing®. As of July 30, 2016, Claire’s Stores, Inc. operated 2,801 stores in 17 countries throughout North America and Europe, excluding 806 concession locations. The company franchised 596 stores in 29 countries primarily located in the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, Central and South America, Southern Africa and Eastern Europe. For more information, visit  

SOURCE: Claire’s Stores, Inc.

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