President and Chief Executive Officer
John Swygert was named interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective December 2, 2019 after the unexpected passing of our founder Mark Butler. Mr. Swygert had been our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2018. Mr. Swygert joined Ollie's in March 2004 as the Chief Financial Officer and was later promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2011. Mr. Swygert has worked in discount retail as a finance professional for over 25 years. Prior to joining Ollie's, Mr. Swygert was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Factory 2-U Stores, Inc. He held several positions while at Factory 2-U Stores, Inc. from 1992, ranging from Staff Accountant, Assistant Controller, Controller, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Vice President of Finance and Planning and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Swygert also previously worked for PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. in Business Development and Financial Analysis.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jay Stasz has been our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2018. Mr. Stasz joined Ollie’s in November 2015 as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Stasz most recently served as Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting for Sports Authority, a sporting goods retailer, a position he held since October 2013. Mr. Stasz has held numerous leadership roles at Sports Authority, including: Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President and Controller, and Vice President Controller since 1998. Prior to joining Sports Authority, Mr. Stasz worked as a Senior Accountant in the audit department with Deloitte.
Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager
Kevin McLain has been our Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager since May 2014. From May 2011 to May 2014, Mr. McLain was a Senior Vice President with Variety Wholesalers, where he was responsible for merchandising matters. From January 1997 to May 2011, Mr. McLain held the position of Vice President, Merchandise Manager with Anna’s Linens, a textile and home goods retailer based in Costa Mesa, California. Prior to his position with Anna’s Linens, Mr. McLain served in various managerial roles for the Target Corporation.
Senior Vice President, Store Operations
Omar Segura has been our Senior Vice President, Store Operations since January 2014. From April 2010 to January 2014, Mr. Segura was a Regional Vice President with Sears Holdings Corporation, where he oversaw store operations in the South Central region. Prior to his position with Sears, Mr. Segura held various positions with Kohl’s Department Stores during the period from June 2000 to April 2010, where his responsibilities included managing and leading store operations.
Vice President, General Counsel
Robert Bertram has been our Vice President and General Counsel since April 2014. Prior to joining Ollie’s, Mr. Bertram was a practicing attorney at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC from June 2010 to April 2014, where he began serving as our Assistant Secretary in September 2012. From March 2001 to June 2010, he was a practicing corporate attorney at the law firm of Stevens & Lee.