Two hhgregg Execs Promoted To C-Level Positions


The executive musical chairs at home and appliance retailer hhgregg seem to have settled down. The company has promoted Kevin Kovacs to Chief Financial Officer. Kovacs is assuming the role from Robert Riesbeck, who was recently appointed permanent President and CEO of the company.

While continuing as CFO, Riesbeck  had taken on the role of interim President and CEO when Dennis May suddenly parted ways with hhgregg in February 2016.

Prior to becoming CFO, Kovacs held the roles of Vice President/Controller and Director of Tax and Treasury at the company.


Additionally, hhgregg has promoted Senior Vice President of Stores Sam Johnson to the role of Chief Retail Officer. He will continue to be responsible for store operations, customer relations and commercial sales, with additional responsibility for real estate and visual merchandising.

“As a result of the significant contributions Sam and Kevin have delivered in their time with hhgregg, we are excited to promote them to roles of greater responsibility,” said Riesbeck in a statement. “Both will continue to perform as significant members of the senior leadership team. We look forward to their continued contribution to drive positive impacts as we achieve our growth and profitability goals.”

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