Barnes & Noble, a digital media and educational products retailer, has appointed Michael Huseby as chief financial officer (CFO). He will report to chief executive officer (CEO) William Lynch. Huseby will lead the company’s finance organisation, aligning the company’s finance and business strategies, optimising the company’s capital structure and helping to scale the rapidly growing digital business. He will oversee the functions of planning and analysis, corporate development, accounting, treasury, tax, investor relations and internal audit.
Huseby has a distinguished career in financial and overall business management. Most recently, from 2004 to 2011, he served as executive vice president (EVP) and CFO of Cablevision Systems, a leading telecommunications and media company. He played a key role in the company’s growth during his tenure including the successful spin offs of two significant Cablevision subsidiary businesses. Prior to joining Cablevision, Huseby served as EVP and CFO of Charter Communications, the fourth largest cable operator in the US.
From 1999 to 2002, he served as EVP, finance and administration, of AT&T Broadband, a provider of cable television services. Among his responsibilities, he oversaw the roll out of newly-developed and evolving advanced digital video, data and voice products. He also led the team that completed the merger of AT&T Broadband with Comcast in 2002. In addition, Huseby spent 20 years at Arthur Andersen as a global equity partner.
Huseby’s broad range of experience includes capital markets; corporate development; business process improvement and cost management; capital allocation analysis and decision-making; governance and extensive public company board experience; SEC accounting/reporting; tax planning/compliance; investor relations; and new product/business development.
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