Longtime CFO at GameStop Leaving as New CEO George Sherman Puts His Team Together

GameStop CEO George Sherman, in the top job at the Grapevine-based retailer since March, named three top executives on Thursday to help "drive its next phase of growth."GameStop chief operating officer and chief financial officer Rob Lloyd is leaving the video game retailer after 23 years.Lloyd is one of the last longtime executives at the company from its high flying days as a console-driven business, its diversified into other retail businesses and finally as the industry changed to digital gaming. Lloyd will stay on until July 3 for a transition period."Rob helped transform GameStop from a retail-only, single focus retailer to an omni-channel enterprise with multiple retail brands and product sets. He played an integral role in building our Technology Brands Business and oversaw the execution and integration of more than 40 acquisitions," Sherman said. James Bell, 51, succeeds Lloyd as chief financial officer and was named executive vice president effective June 3. He was CFO of Wok Holdings, the parent company of P.F. Chang's, Pei Wei and True Food Kitchens. Earlier in his career he held top finance positions at RLH Corp., Coldwater Creek, Harry & David and The Gap.Chris Homeister, 50, fills the newly created job of executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. He was president and CEO of The Tile Shop and earlier in his career was at Best Buy where he was senior vice president over digital merchandising and strategic planning and its entertainment business group where he oversaw video games, movies, music and eReaders.Frank Hamlin, 50, is promoted to executive vice president and chief customer officer. He has more than 25 years of experience in retailing and previously was GameStop's chief marketing officer.GameStop will report first quarter results on June 4.Twitter: @MariaHalkias  Continue reading...

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