Carter's, Inc., the largest branded marketer in the United States of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, announced today that Richard F. Westenberger is joining the Company as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective January 19, 2009.
Mr. Westenberger will be responsible for developing and executing the Company's financial strategies, business analysis, financial reporting, and investor relations. Mr. Westenberger joins the Company from Hewitt Associates, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Corporate Finance and Treasurer since 2006. Prior to Hewitt, Mr. Westenberger was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Land's End, Inc., a specialty apparel division of Sears Holdings Corporation. During his 10 years at Sears, Mr. Westenberger held various other senior financial management positions, including Vice President of Corporate Planning and Analysis and Vice President of Investor Relations. Prior to Sears, Mr. Westenberger was with Kraft Foods, Inc. He began his career at Price Waterhouse and is a certified public accountant.
"I am very excited to have Richard join the Carter's team," said Michael D. Casey, Carter's Chief Executive Officer. "Richard's financial expertise and experience in the specialty retail and wholesale businesses will further strengthen our management team and help us in our goal to continue to lead in the young children's space."
Mr. Westenberger is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. Mr. Westenberger will be relocating to Atlanta with his family.