Arc'teryx names Chris Tham first-ever CFO
Arc'teryx has announced the appointment of Chris Tham to the role of its first-ever chief financial officer, effective February 21.
In the newly created role reporting directly to Arc’teryx CEO Stuart Haselden, Tham's appointment affirms the Canadian outdoor brand's commitment to building a robust executive team, according to a press release.
“Chris is a seasoned finance leader with deep operating experience. I was fortunate to work with him previously and saw firsthand the impact of his leadership,” said Haselden.
"Chris joins a strong executive team at Arc’teryx as we continue to build on our exciting growth story. His deep skills complement the existing team and elevate our capabilities across a number of areas critical to our success. I am thrilled to have Chris joining us here at "The Bird" and can’t wait to see the contributions he will make.”
Tham boasts more than 20 years of corporate financial and strategic planning experience across the global lifestyle sector. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer at eyewear retailer, Bailey Nelson. Prior to that, he led the financial operations in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions for fellow Canadian brand Lululemon.
“I am thrilled to join Stuart and the entire Arc’teryx team and look forward to helping to continue to accelerate the growth of this exceptional brand,” said Tham.
“With products that resonate with consumers around the world, the market is ripe with opportunities for us to build on our momentum and work to deliver on our strategic growth priorities of providing best-in-class technical gear and equipment designed for those ready to brave the elements.”
The North Vancouver-based company, which specialises in technical high-performance apparel and equipment, most recently appointed former Lululemon executive Chris Pelyk to the role of VP, store development, back in October, signifying its commitment to building out it corporate suite.
The company also continues its retail expansion in Europe, as well as in the United States, where it opened a Manhattan store last summer.
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