RAPAPORT... Zale Corporation named Thomas A. Haubenstricker as senior vice president and chief financial officer with an effective date of October 17, 2011. In his new role, he will report to Matt Appel, the company's chief administrative officer.
"We are very pleased to welcome Tom to the Zale team," said Appel. "Tom's broad range of finance, accounting and strategy leadership experience, along with his strong operational focus, will be extremely valuable as we intensify our efforts to return the company to profitability. Having worked with Tom at EDS, I am confident that he will have immediate impact on our business."
Haubenstricker, 49, joins Zale from Turnberry Advisors where he served as a managing director since January 2010. Prior to that, Haubenstricker spent 24 years at EDS in various finance and strategy leadership roles including co-chief financial officer, vice president and chief financial officer for the EMEA region, and vice president of finance for the combined Hewlett-Packard and EDS business services group.