Birmingham, AL — Hibbett Sports, Inc., a sporting goods retailer, has hired Scott J. Bowman as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 9. Bowman will replace Gary Smith, whose retirement from the company is effective July 8, 2012.
Bowman, a Certified Public Accountant, was most recently division chief financial officer – northern division for The Home Depot, a position he has held since 2006. He has also served as senior director, finance – IT with The Home Depot from 2003 to 2006.
“As financial leader for a 795-store division representing $25 billion in annual sales, Scott certainly has the qualifications and wealth of retail experience that will complement the talented management team we have in place,” says Jeff Rosenthal, president and CEO. “Given our continued investment in and emphasis on information systems, Scott’s IT background was particularly attractive along with his demonstrated ability to drive cost savings.”
Hibbett Sports, Inc. operates sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominately in the Southeast, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and the lower Midwest regions of the U.S. The company’s primary store format is Hibbett Sports, a 5,000-square-foot store located in strip centers and enclosed malls.
SOURCE: Hibbett Sports, Inc.