Blue Nile, an online retailer of diamonds and fine jewellery, has announced the resignation of chief financial officer (CFO) Marc Stolzman, who has left to pursue other interests. The company has appointed Vijay Talwar, senior vice president (SVP) and general manager of international, as interim CFO. Talwar will continue to oversee our international business.
Talwar joined the company in August 2010, as a SVP and general manager of international. Prior to Blue Nile, he served as CFO of the William Clinton Foundation in India, where he provided strategic, financial and operational leadership to the fund and developed health care and sustainability programmes across India and south Asia. In addition, Talwar was at Nike, where he held a number of executive leadership positions, including chief operating officer (COO) for Nike’s operations in central Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in Amsterdam, from 2007 to 2008, and senior director and CFO of global apparel strategy and finance from 2003 to 2007.
Prior to Nike, Talwar was a consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco and Chicago for several years. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a Master in Accountancy from Miami University, and a BA in Accountancy from the University of Findlay, in addition to CPA and CMA designations.
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