Avon Products, Inc. announced that its CEO Sheri McCoy will resign her role on March 31, 2018, after failing to turn the struggling company around as she had promised shareholders.
The announcement follows Avon’s lackluster Q2 report, which revealed a decline in sales and the number of Avon sellers. The Wall Street Journal reported in May that McCoy was under pressure from investors Barrington Capital Group LP and partner NuOrion Partners AG after Avon’s stock dipped heavily. The investors went as far as requesting Avon to replace McCoy, as she had “overseen a tremendous destruction of shareholder value,” according to WSJ.
Avon has enlisted executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to help find McCoy’s successor.