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.
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.”