Management

Norm Miller
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Norman L. Miller was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer, and to our Board of Directors, effective September 7, 2015. Mr. Miller was appointed as our Chairman of the Board in May 2016. In March 2018, Mr. Miller was nominated to serve as chair of the Compliance Committee.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Miller most recently served as the Senior Vice President and President, Automotive at Sears Holdings, which, during his service, operated over 700 Sears Auto Center locations. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of DFC Global Corp (formerly Dollar Financial Corp) from 2007 to 2014. Prior to his employment at DFC Global Corp, Mr. Miller’s career also included substantial experience with ARAMARK, Nestle, Kraft General Foods and PepsiCo, serving in various management positions including in sales, marketing and operations. Mr. Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point.


Lee A. Wright
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Wright was appointed Chief Operating Officer in May 2019. Mr. Wright joined Conn’s in June 2016 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wright served as CEO of Professional Directional Enterprises, Inc., an energy services company, since 2015 and served as its President from 2012 into 2015. Prior to joining Professional Directional Enterprises, Inc., he was a Senior Managing Director at the private equity firm of Diamond Castle from 2005 to 2012. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Wright was a Director at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, a private equity firm. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Wright was a VP and Associate in Credit Suisse First Boston’s (“CSFB”) Private Equity division and was an analyst from 1994 to 1996 in CSFB’s Investment Banking division. Mr. Wright holds a B.S., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Washington & Lee University.


    George L. Bchara
    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Bchara was appointed Chief Financial Officer in May 2019. Mr. Bchara joined Conn’s in December 2016 as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of BankUnited, based in Miami Lakes, Florida, from March 2013 to December 2016, and served as Vice President and Loan Controller from June 2011 to February 2013. Prior to BankUnited, Mr. Bchara was a Manager with the global professional services firm, PwC, where he worked from January 2007 until May 2011. Mr. Bchara holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University. Mr. Bchara is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.


      Eddie Combs
      Chief Marketing Officer
      Eddie Combs joined Conn's, Inc. as Chief Marketing Officer in May 2018 and brings over 30 years of related business and marketing experience to Conn's. Mr. Combs has held senior marketing roles at Samsung, Guitar Center, Sears and Motorola. Most recently, Mr. Combs held the position of Head, USA Consumer Marketing / Vice President, Home Entertainment - Demand Generation with Samsung Electronics America.  Prior to this, Mr. Combs was Chief Marketing Officer for Sears Home Appliances and Consumer Electronics. Mr. Combs holds a B.S. in Business Management and Leadership from Judson University and an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

        Brian A. Daly
        Chief Human Resource Officer

        Brian A. Daly was appointed Chief Human Resource Officer in November 2015. Prior to joining the Company, from 2007-2015, Mr. Daly served in several positions with DFC Global, a global alternative financial services company, including as Chief People Officer.  Prior to DFC Global, he worked for in human resources and operational leadership roles at Marsh & McLennan, from 2006-2007, and at ARAMARK Corporation from 1999-2005. Mr. Daly has a B.S. in Management from the University of Richmond and an MBA – Human Resources and Finance from the University of Florida. 

         


          Rodney Lastinger
          President of Retail

          Mr. Lastinger joined Conn’s, Inc. as President of Retail in June 2019. Prior to joining Conn’s, Mr. Lastinger spent 18 years at Target Corporation. From 2016 - 2019, he served as Senior Vice President, Stores and was responsible for managing the southern U.S. region, which comprised of over $21 billion in sales, 85,000 team members and 565 stores. Prior to 2016, Mr. Lastinger worked in multiple leadership roles including Senior Group Vice President, Group Vice President, District Store Director and Store Director. Mr. Lastinger holds an M.B.A in Management from Stetson University and a B.S. in Marketing and Management from Florida State University.


            Mark A. Prior
            Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

            Mark L. Prior was appointed the Company’s Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in July 2016.   Previously, from March 2007 to July 2016, Mr. Prior was employed by DFC Global Corp as General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Secretary. Previously, he was Corporate Counsel for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange from August 2005 to March 2007 and firm partner with Rubin Fortunato, P.C., from September 1998 to July 2005. Mr. Prior holds a B.A. from Dickinson College, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Penn State University – Dickinson Law.  Mr. Prior is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

             


              Todd Renaud
              Vice President and Chief Information Officer

              Mr. Renaud joined the Company as Vice President and Chief Information Officer in August of 2014 with over 20 years of Technology experience across multiple industries. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Renaud served as Vice President, Management Information Systems for Security Service Federal Credit Union. Prior to joining SSFCU in 2002, he worked as Director of Technology for Enron Corporation. Mr. Renaud is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a BBA in Management Information Systems.


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