Global footwear company Brown Shoe Company has named Russ Hammer as chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Mark Hood as of 11 June 2012. Hood will assist with the transition of duties.
Hammer will have responsibility for the company’s finance and accounting, treasury, external reporting, tax, real estate, information technology, and investor relations functions. He will be based at Brown Shoe Company’s corporate headquarters in St Louis.
Hammer most recently served as CFO of Orbitz Worldwide. Prior to that role, he was CFO of Crocs, where he led the company’s restructuring efforts and supported its successful turnaround. Hammer began his career at Motorola, where he held a variety of senior executive positions, including CFO of the company’s Connected Home Solutions business, chief audit officer (CAO), CFO of the Asia Cellular Subscriber business, and CFO of the Global Paging Subscriber business. Hammer holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MBA from DePaul University in Chicago.
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