Harry & David Hires Chief Financial Officer

by Nate Hunter

Medford, OR — Harry & David has hired Michael Schwindle as its new CFO, effective December 28, 2011. Schwindle succeeds Paul Kosturos from Alvarez & Marsal, who was serving as interim CFO, and will work with Schwindle though a transition period.

Schwindle has over 20 years of experience in finance and strategic management. His background includes more than 10 years of senior executive leadership experience, delivering results through profit improvement in growth environments, and 10 years of operational experience (store operations, call centers, inventory planning, and supply chain) with an emphasis in retail and ecommerce.

Before joining Harry & David, Schwindle was the CFO for Empire Today, located in Northlake, Illinois, the nation’s 3rd largest flooring installer. Additionally, Schwindle has held several senior-level financial leadership roles at companies such as The Home Depot and Limited Brands.

For more information, visit www.harryanddavid.com.







SOURCE: Harry & David

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