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Natural Grocers has a new CFO

By Gina Acosta - 12/08/2017

Fast-growing natural foods retailer Natural Grocers has named Todd Dissinger as Chief Financial Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. 

Dissinger will assume the CFO role from Sandra Buffa, who, as previously announced, will retire effective Dec. 31.

"Todd's extensive public company finance experience, along with his understanding of Natural Grocers and strong background in the retail sector, are an ideal fit for Natural Grocers as the company continues to grow," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers' Chairman and Co-President.  "He brings a rigorous and proactive approach to the CFO role, combined with strong management and strategic skills."

Dissinger has more than 30 years of finance and capital markets experience, an extensive background in financial planning and strategy and a deep knowledge of the retail industry, the company said.

He has served as Vice President, Treasurer of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., Natural Grocers' operating subsidiary, since August 2015.  From 1997 to August 2015, Mr. Dissinger served as Senior Vice President – Treasurer, Risk Management and Credit at The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., a department store chain.  In that position, his responsibilities included managing Bon-Ton's capital structure strategies, credit arrangements, treasury operations, financial forecasting and risk management. 

Dissinger will report directly to Isely and will oversee Natural Grocers' finance, accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, project management office, internal audit and tax functions. 

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. has 141 stores in 19 states.

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