Robert J. RiesbeckChief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Riesbeck became Chief Executive Officer on November 4, 2019 and continues to hold the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company in July 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Riesbeck was Chief Financial Officer of FULLBEAUTY Brands from June 2018 to February 2019. Previously, he was with hhgregg, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer from September 2014 to February 2016, and then Chief Executive Officer and President from February 2016 to June 2017. Prior to that, from 2010 to 2014, Mr. Riesbeck served as an operating executive at Sun Capital Partners, where he was responsible for a diverse group of portfolio companies. He spent four years as Chief Financial Officer at Marsh Supermarkets, which was acquired by Sun Capital Partners in 2006. Mr. Riesbeck is a Certified Public Accountant and began his career with Grant Thornton LLP. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from The University of Akron.
Mark R. HaleyExecutive Vice President, Store Sales and Operations
Mr. Haley was named Executive Vice President, Store Sales and Operations of the Company in May 2018, having previously served as Senior Vice President, Store Operations since April 2016 and as Vice President, Store Operations from 2011 to 2016. Prior to re-joining the Company, Mr. Haley served as Director, Stores for Old Navy, a subsidiary of Gap Inc., from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Haley began his career with Pier 1 Imports in 1990 serving in various roles including Director, Stores from March 2001 to July 2004 and Regional Manager from January 2000 to March 2001.
Christine C. MurrayExecutive Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Murray was named Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company in April 2019, having previously served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer since March 2018 and as Vice President, Organizational Development and Talent Acquisition from 2011 to 2018. Ms. Murray began her career with Pier 1 Imports in 2005 serving in various roles including Director, Human Resources and Director Organizational Development and Training. Prior to joining the organization, Ms. Murray held the position of Director, Human Resources for Destination Maternity Corporation from 2003 to 2005.
Ray McKownSenior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Mr. McKown became Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company on February 12, 2020. Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Company from October 2018 to February 2020. Mr. McKown has served in the general counsel’s office in various capacities since 2005, including Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Senior Corporate Counsel, and Corporate Counsel.