HSN exec named CFO at Edgewell Personal Care Co.
The former CFO for HSN and Elizabeth Arden has been named to fill the same role at Edgewell Personal Care Co.
Rod R. Little will become chief financial officer at Edgewell on March 5.
He will be based in the company's Shelton, Conn. office, reporting to David Hatfield, chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board of directors.
"Rod is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of global experience in consumer goods organizations, significant public company experience and a track record of driving results through business transformation. I am thrilled to bring him on board to collaborate with Edgewell's executive team as we accelerate our path to delivering against our strategic plans," said Hatfield.
Most recently, as CFO of HSN Inc., Little led the development of a revised financial plan with a greater focus on cost reduction to ensure delivery of financial targets, while also shifting investment priorities to drive long term growth objectives. In addition, he led a strategy renewal – supported by strategic investments in digital, e-commerce and supply chain – to deliver value creation in a difficult retail environment.
Prior to that, Little served as EVP and CFO of Elizabeth Arden, where he was instrumental in a turnaround that restored revenue growth and profitability to the business. As CFO, he led the company's global finance and IT organizations with nine VP-level direct reports and more than 200 people globally. Earlier in his career, he was CFO for Procter & Gamble's global salon professional division, which offered him a broad, global perspective and valuable consumer insights across a wide product portfolio.
Edgewell is a pure-play consumer products company with a portfolio of established brand names such as Schick and Wilkinson Sword men's and women's shaving systems and disposable razors; Edge and Skintimate shave preparations; Playtex, Stayfree, Carefree and many others.