American Eagle Outfitters
by Stephen Garner
American Eagle Outfitters
Image courtesy of American Eagle

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based specialty retailer American Eagle Outfitters has named Bob Madore as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to chief executive officer, Jay Schottenstein, effective October 28. In this role, Madore will oversee all aspects of finance, merchandise planning and allocation and investor relations.

Madore joins AEO as a seasoned retail executive with extensive public company financial and operational experience, most recently as SVP, CFO at Ralph Lauren Corporation. Since 2004, he has served in various senior management roles at Ralph Lauren, where he was instrumental in growing its global business across multiple channels, concepts and product categories. Prior to that, Madore served in senior finance and retail operational roles at Nine West Group and New York and Company.

“I am excited to welcome Bob to American Eagle Outfitters and look forward to benefiting from his extensive financial and operational retail experience, global perspective and leadership as we execute our growth plan,” said Schottenstein. “I’m confident that Bob will be an excellent addition to our executive team and instrumental in driving continued shareholder returns. Additionally, I’d like to thank Scott Hurd, SVP and chief accounting officer, for his leadership and contributions as interim CFO over the past several months. Scott will play an integral role in on-boarding Bob and will continue to have a leadership role within finance.”

“I’m pleased to join American Eagle Outfitters at an exciting time of transformation and growth,” added Madore. “I look forward to building upon its success and contributing to a strong future.”