hhgregg Announces Hiring of COO
INDIANAPOLIS -- April 30, 2014
Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics retailer, hhgregg Inc.
(NYSE:HGG), today announced a key addition to its leadership team with the
hiring of Troy H. Risch as Chief Operating Officer. With vast experience in
the retail industry, Mr. Risch will complement hhgregg’s existing experienced
executive team as the company continues to focus on executing its strategic
initiatives to transform the business. Mr. Risch joins hhgregg from
RadioShack, where he served as Executive Vice President of Store Operations.
Prior to this, he held a variety of operational leadership positions with
Target Corporation, including Executive Vice President of Stores. Mr. Risch
will assume the COO position on May 5, 2014.
Dennis May, President and CEO of hhgregg, stated, “Troy’s wealth of experience
and industry knowledge will make him a key addition to hhgregg's executive
team. As we continue to transform the company, Troy’s expansive experience in
retail store operations and real estate will be instrumental in driving the
strategic initiatives for hhgregg’s long-term growth. We look forward to Troy
joining the team.”
About Troy Risch
Troy Risch brings nearly 25 years of experience in general management, sales
and marketing, real estate and operations within the retail industry. Most
recently, Mr. Risch served as Executive Vice President at RadioShack
Corporation, where he served as a member of the Executive Committee team and
was responsible for 4,400 stores.
Previously, Mr. Risch also served as the Executive Vice President of Stores at
Target Corporation where he served on the Executive Committee team and was
responsible for the operations of over 1,750 stores. Prior to this, he served
in several roles managing the store operations of various regions for Target.
hhgregg is a specialty retailer of home appliances, televisions, computers,
tablets, consumer electronics, home furniture, mattresses, fitness equipment
and related services operating under the name hhgregg™. hhgregg currently
operates 228 stores in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North
Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West
Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Andy Giesler, 317-848-8710
Senior Vice President of Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer
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