Foot Locker names interim CFO
Foot Locker Inc. announced the appointment of Robert Higginbotham to the role of interim chief financial officer, effective March 1.
Higginbotham is currently Foot Locker's senior vice president, investor relations and financial planning and analysis, and succeeds Andrew Page, who announced his departure as CFO in late November and finishes up at the specialty footwear company on February 28.
As interim CFO, the executive will take on the new role in addition to his current duties while the company continues to conduct a comprehensive search to identify a permanent successor, according to a SEC filing.
Prior to his current and expanded role at Foot Locker, Higginbotham has served as vice president, investor relations from January 2022 through November 2022.
Before joining Foot Locker, Higginbotham spent nearly twenty years on Wall Street as an equity research analyst and portfolio manager. He served as an analyst at Guidepoint Global from 2020 to 2022; senior analyst and co-portfolio manager at BTG Pactual S.A. from 2015 to 2018; vice president and senior analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey from 2012 to 2015; and vice president at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 2006 to 2010. He is a chartered financial analyst charter holder.
Based in New York, Foot Locker's portfolio of brands include Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Atmos, and WSS, and Sidestep. It boasts approximately 2,800 retail stores in 28 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
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