Alliance Data Systems, a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, has hired Charles Horn as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).
A seasoned veteran, Horn has extensive accounting experience, particularly in industries with complex accounting policies, and has had lengthy experience in the management and oversight of auditing and regulatory responsibilities. Additionally, Horn previously served as CFO for two large publicly traded companies, dealing with both investors and Wall Street, and overseeing capital markets strategy, M&A, operations and other traditional CFO-related functions.
Previously, Horn was CFO for Builders Firstsource, which sells building products to professional homebuilders. He was instrumental in taking the company public in 2005 and overseeing myriad acquisitions and re-financings, dividend recapitalisations, and a public debt offering. He also served as finance and treasury vice president for Pier 1 Imports’ retail operations, where Horn had oversight of Pier 1’s private label credit card programme and related operations, including the company’s international expansion efforts in the UK and Mexico. Prior to Pier 1, Horn was CFO for Conquest Industries. He began his professional career as an audit manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Price Waterhouse).
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