hhgregg Promotes CFO and Chief Retail Officer

by Katie Lee

Indianapolis — hhgregg, Inc. has made two key internal promotions of Kevin Kovacs to chief financial officer and of Sam Johnson to chief retail officer.

Kovacs is assuming the CFO role from Robert Riesbeck who was recently appointed president and CEO. Since joining hhgregg in 2009, Kovacs held the roles of vice president/controller and director of tax and treasury. Prior to joining the company, he served as director of tax and treasury for Steak n Shake.

Johnson has been promoted to chief retail officer. Since joining hhgregg in 2010, Johnson has served as senior vice president of stores. In addition to his responsibility for store operations, customer relations, fine|lines and commercial sales, Johnson will assume responsibility for real estate and visual merchandising. Prior to joining the company, Johnson held the roles of vice president of small stores, regional vice president of Northwest stores and regional director of merchandising and operations with Sears Holding Corporation.

“As a result of the significant contributions Sam and Kevin have delivered in their time with hhgregg, we are excited to promote them to roles of greater responsibility,” says Riesbeck. “Both will continue to perform as significant members of the senior leadership team. We look forward to their continued contribution to drive positive impacts as we achieve our growth and profitability goals.”

hhgregg is an appliance, electronics and furniture retailer with 226 stores in 20 states. For more information, visit hhgregg.com.

SOURCE: hhgregg

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