Michael Henry

Michael Henry

CFO, EVP, Tilly's

WHY: Fighting off the retail apocalypse—company’s operating margins have improved for three years running after four consecutive years of decline before Henry and CEO Ed Thomas joined the company in 2015.

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NOTABLE: Honored at the Business Journal’s annual CFO of the Year Awards; presented with the Outstanding CFO in the public-sector category. Stock on recent upswing heading into holiday selling season.

QUOTABLE: Says analysts “understand that despite all the bad news about retail, we still have significant growth opportunities ahead of us.”

FUN FACTS: Alma mater, Cal Poly SLO; favorite film, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; favorite book, “The Hobbit.”

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