IRVINE, CA – December 19, 2018 – Incipio® Group today announced the appointment of Stephen ‘Steve’ Finney as Chief Financial Officer.
Finney brings to Incipio Group over 30 year of experience and an extensive background in the areas of financial planning, retail operations, management and global strategy.
Most recently, Finney served as CFO for KCD Brands, the division of Sears Holdings Corporation that is responsible for product design, development and distribution of consumer products for Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard brands. In 2017, he was a leader for the sale of Craftsman to Stanley Black and Decker for over $900 million.
From 2012 to 2015, Finney was the leader for retail businesses in North America markets for Quiksilver, global leader in action sports apparel and equipment for surfing and skating enthusiasts. Under his leadership, Quiksilver opened Boardriders multi-brand retail stores in major markets including New York City, Honolulu and Santa Monica.
Prior to Quiksilver, Finney had a career of more than 21 years with The Walt Disney Company where he held global positions in global business development, operations, finance and controllership across multiple divisions. During more than half his time at The Walt Disney Company, he held Senior Vice President roles in Disney retail and business development divisions and was responsible for the international expansion of Disney store operations. Finney’s accomplishments included opening the first Disney store in China and launching the first prototype store, Imagination Park. Earlier at the company, Finney was a pivotal member of the development team for the grand opening of Disneyland Paris while at Euro-Disney Imagineering. He then held financial leadership positions at Disney Catalog and Disney Interactive where he guided the launch of Kingdom Hearts and Who Wants to be a Millionaire video games.
“I could not be more thrilled to welcome Steve Finney to Incipio Group as CFO,“ said Tom Park, CEO, Incipio Group. “In addition to significant leadership experience and financial expertise, Steve brings a proven track record of growing and managing retail operations for high-growth consumer brands on a global scale.”
“I’m pleased to be joining Incipio Group as the company and the industry prepares for the launch of 5G-capable phones and communication devices,” said Finney. ”Our products fill a critical consumer need for functionality and design and I am excited to be a part of the Incipio team that will build and distribute amazing products for this pivotal technology transition.”
At the start of his professional career, Finney held finance and accounting positions in the hotel design and construction divisions with Marriott Corporation and with Clark Construction Group. Finney holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park and an Economics degree from The Catholic University of America.
About Incipio® Group
Incipio® Group is a global consumer technology solutions platform operating a diverse portfolio of owned and licensed brands at the intersection of design and functionality. Founded in Southern California in 1999, Incipio’s strategy begins with a passion for building amazing product and a commitment to serve its customers. Incipio’s portfolio of brands offers compelling solutions that meet the needs of today’s active mobile consumers, who demand more out of the products they use.
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