Specialty grocer The Fresh Market Inc. has appointed Oded Shein as chief financial officer, where he will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team to direct the company’s corporate growth strategy.
"Oded will be an essential contributor to the strategic direction of the company and ensure that the organization is aligned with our business objectives," Fresh Market CEO Larry Appel said in a statement. "The combination of Oded's broad business experience and deep finance expertise will enable The Fresh Market to solidify our position in the marketplace as a unique, specialty retailer."
Shein succeeds Brian Nicholson, who left the company in May to take the CFO role at the hotel operator Extended Stay America. Nicholson was CFO of Fresh Market for nearly two years. He was its interim CEO following the resignation of Rick Anicetti last June and until Appel was appointed in September.
Shein brings with him more than 25 years of financial retail experience, including his most recent role as EVP and CFO of Stage Stores Inc., a Houston-based department store retailer that operates in 42 states. He has also held senior financial leadership positions at Belk Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., and Charming Shoppes Inc. in Bensalem, Pa.
An industry award-winning finance executive, Shein holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in information systems from Baruch College in New York and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Columbia Business School, also in New York. He's also an active board member for specialty retailer Conn’s Inc.