Steve Madden announces chief financial officer transition
Footwear brand Steve Madden has promoted Zine Mazouzi to the role of chief financial officer.
Currently chief accounting officer and senior vice president of finance and operations, he will succeed Arvind Dharia on 1 January.
Mazouzi has over 20 years’ experience in the footwear sector. Prior to joining Steve Madden, he served in various leadership roles at Sears, including head of Sears & Kmart Footwear, home and fine jewellery and chief financial officer of Sears & Kmart Footwear. He is also a former chief financial officer of Nine West Group.
Dharia has served as Steve Madden’s chief financial officer since 1992 and will stay on in the business in an advisory capacity throughout 2021.
Edward Rosenfeld, Steve Madden chairman and chief executive, said: “We can’t thank Arvind enough for his service to the company over the past 28 years, and I am deeply appreciative of his partnership over the 15 years that I have had the pleasure of working with him.
“We are excited to have Zine, who has been part of our leadership team for the past two years, step into the chief financial officer role. His strong financial, operational and leadership experience – combined with his deep understanding of footwear, accessories and retail – will help Steve Madden drive profitable growth and create value for shareholders over the long term.”
Steve Madden, founder and creative and design chief, added: “I’m grateful to have had Arvind as a partner in building the business since the very beginning, and he has been instrumental in the company’s success. Steve Madden would not be what it is today without him.”
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