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Macy’s names CFO

Macy's new finance head brings with him a wide range of retail experience.

The department store giant has named Adrian Mitchell as CFO, effective Nov. 2. He succeeds Felicia Williams, who has served in the role on an interim basis since June and will join the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a group of 1,300 chief executives and presidents that aims to advance diversity in the workplace, as a Macy's fellow.

Mitchell joins Macy’s from Boston Consulting Group, where he is a managing director and partner in the digital BCG and consumer practices. Prior to joining BCG in 2017, Mitchell served as board director and member of the audit and finance committee at REI from 2016 to 2017. He was also CEO of home furnishings retailer Arhaus from 2016 to 2017. 

Mitchell joined Crate and Barrel in 2010 as CFO. In 2011, he took on the additional responsibilities of COO and from 2014-2015 he also concurrently served as interim CEO. He held management positions at Target Corp, from 2007 to 2010.

“In a retail environment where change is accelerating beyond what we could have imagined a year ago, Adrian’s depth of financial and operational experience, coupled with his leadership in strategy, innovation, and transformation, will help us on our path to emerge a stronger company,” stated Jeff Gennette, Macy’s chairman and CEO.

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