Vitacost.com, an online retailer of health products, has appointed Stephen Markert, Jr as interim chief financial officer (CFO). Markert replaces former CFO and accounting officer Richard Smith, who is no longer with the company.
Markert has more than 35 years of financial experience, primarily in public companies and was most recently with Tatum, a national financial services firm providing interim CFO services. He was a partner at Tatum for over three years, and served as interim CFO at Jet Plastica, a US$150m private equity owned manufacturing and distribution company, and at Foamex International, a US$1.2bn public manufacturing company, among other clients.
Prior to that, from 1995 to 2005, Markert served as vice president finance, CFO at C&D Technologies, a US$500m global manufacturer and distributor where he directed a multinational finance and IT staff. Markert is a certified public accountant (CPA) and holds a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from LaSalle University.
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