Avon today announced the appointment of James S. Scully as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Scully joins Avon after nine years with J. Crew. During his tenure at the leading women’s, men’s and children’s clothing retailer, Scully occupied various positions, as J. Crew’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as Chief Administrative Officer and most recently as Chief Operating Officer, spearheading the company’s international expansion efforts.
Prior to J. Crew, Scully served in treasury, strategic and financial planning roles at luxury retailer Saks Incorporated, and in corporate finance at Bank of America.
James Scully remarked, “Avon is an iconic beauty brand and I’m excited to join the team. This is a pivotal moment for Avon as it seeks to reinforce its leadership in beauty and direct sales. I look forward to working with Sheri and the entire management team to help get the business back on a path to sustainable growth while continuing to fulfil the company’s mission of empowering women.”
“I am very pleased to welcome Jim to the Avon team,” said Sheri McCoy, Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc. “His deep consumer expertise, track record of working in complex environments, and experience developing opportunities in international markets make him the ideal fit for Avon. He is a seasoned finance and operational leader with public company CFO experience and will play an integral role in driving sustainable and profitable growth at Avon.”
Scully will report to Sheri McCoy from April 1, 2015, and lead all finance and information technology functions.