Interim Chief Executive Officer and President
Norman L. Miller was appointed our Interim President and Chief Executive Officer on October 17, 2022. Mr. Miller previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from September 7, 2015 through August 8, 2021. After his initial service as our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Miller transitioned from the role of President and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board. Effective April 1, 2022, Mr. Miller transitioned from Executive Chairman of the Board to serve in his current capacity as a director. Mr. Miller was initially appointed to our Board of Directors on September 7, 2015, and was appointed Chairman of the Board in May 2016, a role he fulfilled through August 8, 2021. In March 2018, Mr. Miller was appointed to serve as chair of the Compliance Committee and he continues to serve in that role.
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. Mr. Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Miller has extensive financial knowledge and provides valuable guidance to our Board of Directors in overseeing various aspects of our operations based on his prior experience as an executive of Sears Holdings and DFC Global Corp. His previous service to our Company as our former Chief Executive Officer and President provides Mr. Miller with additional and particular knowledge of our Company that he brings to our Board of Directors.
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.