Sears Holdings (SHLD) has hired Robert Schriesheim as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). Most recently Schriesheim was CFO for Hewitt Associates, leading the company’s global financial and administrative roles until its merger with Aon Corporation.
Prior to joining Hewitt, Schriesheim was EVP, CFO and a director of Lawson Software, where he helped lead a five-year corporate transformation. During this period Rob’s strategic, operational, and financial skills helped Lawson drive material improvement in gross margins and triple its operating margins, while investing in new products, quality upgrades and acquisitions to fund growth initiatives.
Schriesheim holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Princeton University. He is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and The Chicago Club. He has served on numerous public corporate boards and is currently a director of Skyworks Solutions.
Schriesheim joins other senior leaders coming to Sears Holdings in the past month, including Edgar Huber, who now leads Lands’ End, and Monica Woo, the new chief marketing officer (CMO) for Sears.
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