Zappos appoints Scott Schaefer as CEO on permanent basis
Footwear retailer Zappos has appointed Scott Schaefer as its new chief executive on a permanent basis.
Schaeffer has been working in the role on an interim basis since December last year. Prior to that, he served as vice president of finance and in multiple financial, operational and strategic roles during his 14 years with the company. His career also includes stints with Davenport Wealth Management and Ernst & Young.
As chief executive, he will oversee the culture-focused company which has more than 1,400 employees. In a statement, Zappos said he is already implementing his vision for the business, which is anchored in the Experience, Efficiencies, Energy, and Each Other strategy.
Schaefer said: “I am thrilled and honoured to continue my journey at Zappos as chief executive officer. My genuine passion for and deep understanding of our business allows me to get a quick start in creating an unmatched experience for our brand partners, surprising and delighting our customers, continuing our long history of leading compassionately and, as a financier at heart, strengthening our business’s financial position.”
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