Art.com Inc Announces New Chief Financial Officer
Seasoned Retail Executive to Lead Company's Financial Strategy
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2008) – Art.com Inc., a leading authority in wall décor and the world’s largest online retailer of posters, prints and framed art, today announced the appointment of Chuck Kurth as chief financial officer. Kurth brings more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry to this role, where he will oversee the company’s finance, accounting and legal functions.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chuck Kurth to our executive team,” said Michael Heinstein, CEO and chairman of the board of Art.com Inc. “His extensive experience as a retail finance leader will be essential in helping Art.com Inc. achieve its long-term vision.”
Before joining Art.com Inc., Kurth served as executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer for Mervyns, a regional, value-focused department store chain, where he managed their financial, information technology, human resource and legal functions. Prior to Mervyns, Kurth was vice president of finance and treasurer at Ross Stores, Inc., the nation’s second largest off-price retailer. During his tenure there, revenue increased from roughly $2 billion to $5 billion, and the chain grew from less than 200 stores to greater than 700. He has also held the vice president of finance and operations position at the men’s division of Hanover Direct and was assistant controller at the Robinson’s-May division of May Department Stores. Kurth began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. and received his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.
“I am excited to join the Art.com Inc. executive team.” said Kurth. “I look forward to continuing Art.com Inc.’s legacy of success, while taking the company’s finance team to new levels of excellence.”
About Art.com Inc.
Art.com Inc. is a leading authority in wall décor and the world’s largest online retailer of posters, prints, and framed art. Since 1998, Art.com Inc. has sold high-quality wall décor online to more than eight million customers – including home decorators, businesses, art collectors, and art lovers – in over 200 countries worldwide. The privately-held company is headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with facilities around the world. Its décor experts are always on top of the latest wall décor and decorating trends, and make them accessible to the everyday consumer by creating exclusive unique wall décor pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. For more information, visit www.art.com and www.AllPosters.com. "art.com" and "AllPosters" are trademarks of Art.com Inc.