Guzman Y Gomez CFO joins Kogan.com board

By Sarah Stowe | 02 Apr 2019 View comments

Online retailer Kogan.com has appointed Guzman y Gomez CFO Michael Hirschowitz to its board. Hirschowitz will be an independent non-executive director and member of the board’s remuneration and nominations committee and audit and risk committee.

Hirschowitz previously worked as the chief financial officer and executive director of footwear retailer Accent Group. He left that business last February after 22 years.

Kogan.com chairman Greg Ridder said Hirschowitz brings considerable experience to the board. He was instrumental in the development and execution of whole-of-business strategies, having led executive merger, acquisition and integration activities, as well as finance, technology, and supply chain projects.

“At Kogan.com, we value demonstrated experience in building enduring successful businesses and Michael certainly has that pedigree,” Ridder said.

Board news

Guzman y Gomez recently cemented retail expert Guy Russo’s role on its board, appointing the former K-Mart, Target and McDonald’s CEO as chairman.

Seven months ago the Mexican fast food franchisor secured a reputed $44m investment deal with TDM Growth Partners.

The landmark deal with TDM put Tom Cowan, one of TDM’s founding partners, on the GYG board, joining former head of Accent Group, Hilton Brett. GYG co-founder Steven Marks remains global CEO.

In other recent board news, Harvey Norman appointed its first independent non-executive board member in 12 years.