Stein Mart has appointed Gregory Kleffner as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer (CFO). Kleffner succeeds James Delfs, whose pending retirement was announced earlier this year.
Prior to joining Stein Mart, Kleffner spent six years with Kellwood Company, most recently as CFO. While at Kellwood, he was instrumental in the restructuring of the US$2.5bn company, including the disposal of certain non-core businesses and the successful integration of several acquisitions. Prior to joining Kellwood in 2002, Kleffner was audit and advisory partner with Arthur Andersen LLP in St. Louis.
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