The Fresh Market Inc., a leading specialty grocer, has appointed Oded Shein as chief financial officer. As a key member of the senior leadership team, Shein will provide direction to profitably execute on the corporate growth strategy.
“Oded will be an essential contributor to the strategic direction of the company and ensure that the organization is aligned with our business objectives,” says Larry Appel, chief executive officer. “The combination of Oded's broad business experience and deep finance expertise will enable The Fresh Market to solidify our position in the marketplace as a unique, specialty retailer.”
The Fresh Market was founded in 1982 in Greensboro, North Carolina, to offer the freshest foods possible and support local growers. The company now operates more than 170 locations in 24 states throughout the southern, eastern and midwestern United States.
Shein brings more than 25 years of financial experience from a variety of retail stores, including serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Stage Stores Inc., a Houston, Texas-based retailer that operates in 42 states through 764 specialty department stores and 59 off-price stores. In addition, he has held senior financial leadership positions at Belk Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charming Shoppes Inc. in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
The new CFO holds a BBA in Information Systems from Baruch College in New York, New York, and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School, also New York City. As well as providing financial expertise as an active board member for Conn's Inc., a specialty retailer with more than 100 stores in 12 states, Shein has been nominated for and has received an array of industry awards.
Source: The Fresh Market Inc.