Chief Executive Officer and President
Chandra Holt was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and President, and to our Board of Directors, effective August 9, 2021. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Holt most recently served as the Executive Vice President, CMO and CIO at Walmart.com since January 2020. From August 2018 to January 2020, Ms. Holt served as Senior Vice President, COO Samsclub.com. Ms. Holt also served as Senior Vice President, GMM – Grocery of Sam’s Club from May 2017 to August 2018 and as Vice President, Proprietary Brands of Sam’s Club from August 2015 to May 2017. Previously, Ms. Holt held multiple positions with Walgreens (Nasdaq: WBA) and Target (NYSE: TGT). Ms. Holt holds an M.B.A. from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
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.