02 May Modell’s Appoints CFO
Modell’s Sporting Goods has officially hired David Stern to the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer. Stern will play an intricate role in strategic planning and growth opportunities for Modell’s while overseeing the finance and information technology departments.
Stern has extensive experience with retailers over the past two decades including; Destiny Maternity, Pep Boys, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, and Petro Services. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Stern’s accomplishments and achievements with his past companies made him a top candidate for Modell’s and their go-forward strategic vision to help growth and efficiencies.
“Bringing David to our team was great move for Modell’s,” said CEO, Mitchell Modell. “David has an amazing ability to develop and implement solutions in highly competitive markets and multi-channel organizations. I’m looking forward to seeing his new approach to help grow and streamline our business.”
David graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Accounting and received his MBA from Wake Forest University. David is also on the Board of Advisors for Beck Suppliers, Inc. and a member of the Finance Committee for the Board of Directors – Camp Ockanickon, Inc.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to work for a company that has such prestige and heritage as Modell’s,” said Mr. Stern. “I’m ready to get into the process and determine how I can help right away. I already have a few ideas that we’ll be able to immediately implement to make a difference.”
Founded in 1889, Modell’s Sporting Goods operates more than 150 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.