executive officers of the companyAnthony M. Romano
Chief Executive Officer & President
Anthony M. Romano has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 2014 and assumed the additional title of President in December 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Romano held executive leadership positions at major publicly-held retailers, including as CEO and President of Charming Shoppes, both before and after its acquisition by Ascena Retail Group, Inc., and ANN INC. Mr. Romano began his career as a certified public accountant with the predecessor firm to Ernst & Young. Mr. Romano is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Benco Dental Supply Company. Mr. Romano is a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
David Stern has served as our Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer since August 2016. Mr. Stern has significant financial experience in the retail industry. From 2012 until 2016, Mr. Stern served as Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer of Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack. Prior to joining Pep Boys, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts. From 2007 until 2009, Mr. Stern held roles at Coldwater Creek, including Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Controller. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Stern was the Chief Financial Officer of Petro Services. Mr. Stern began his career as an internal auditor and then as a financial analyst, accounting manager and corporate controller at several companies, including Delhaize America, before joining Petro Services. Mr. Stern currently serves on the Boards of Beck Suppliers, Inc., and Camp Ockanickon, a not-for-profit camp for children. Mr. Stern is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status), earned a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Ronald J. Masciantonio
Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
Ronald J. Masciantonio has served as our Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer since November 2012. From November 2012 to August 2013 Mr. Masciantonio also served as our General Counsel. From November 2011 until November 2012 Mr. Masciantonio served as our Executive Vice President & General Counsel, having previously served as our Senior Vice President & General Counsel from April 2010 to November 2011 and, prior to that, as our Vice President & General Counsel from August 2006. In August 2006 Mr. Masciantonio rejoined us, after having previously served as our Assistant General Counsel from February 2004 to May 2005. From May 2005 to August 2006 Mr. Masciantonio was Assistant General Counsel, North America for Taylor Nelson Sofres, N.A., a market research company with global headquarters in London, England. Prior to joining us originally in February 2004 Mr. Masciantonio was an Associate at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from September 2001 to February 2004. Mr. Masciantonio earned a Juris Doctorate legal degree from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Masciantonio is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern Jersey.
Our executive officers are appointed annually by the Board of Directors and serve at the discretion of the Board.
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