Office Depot CFO to Depart in January 2020

by Katie Lee

Boca Raton, Fla. — Joseph T. Lower, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Office Depot, Inc., intends to leave the company on January 10, 2020. He will assume the role of chief financial officer at AutoNation, Inc.

“We are grateful to Joe for his leadership over the past 2 years in advancing our transformation efforts and wish him every success in the future,” says Gerry Smith, Office Depot’s chief executive officer. “Joe is supported by an outstanding finance organization that will continue to serve the company and its shareholders well.”

Office Depot has initiated a search for a new chief financial officer.

Office Depot, Inc. has approximately 1,300 stores through its banner brands Office Depot®, OfficeMax®, CompuCom® and Grand&Toy®. For more information, visit


SOURCE: Office Depot, Inc.


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