Borders Group, a specialty retailer of books, has named Mark Bierley as chief operating officer (COO) for Borders, Inc, in addition to continuing as chief financial officer (CFO) for its parent company Borders Group. In his dual role of CFO and COO, Bierley now oversees finance, IT, merchandising planning and supply chain, as well as real estate and strategic planning.
Bierley started his career at Borders as manager, store inventory control in 1996 and was promoted a year later to director, inventory control. He was named vice president, financial planning and reporting in 2003, a post he held for four years before being named senior vice president, finance in 2007. He was named executive vice president and CFO in January 2009.
Prior to Borders, Bierley held other financial management positions at Price Waterhouse, Federal Mogul Corporation and Dunham’s Sporting Goods. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting from Michigan State University and earned an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is a certified public accountant (CPA).
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