Beall’s has named Robert Matthews Beall III (Matt) as CEO of the retailer.
Matt Beall is the fourth in a succession of leaders from the Beall family that have guided the company. He is the great grandson of Robert Matthews Beall, Sr, who founded the company in 1915. Egbert Beall, Matt’s grandfather, joined his dad in the business in 1940. After starting out as a store manager in 1970, Matt’s father, Robert M. Beall II led the company as president and CEO from 1980 through 2006 and then remained on as chairman of the board until his retirement in 2017.
Matt Beall’s experience includes serving as a store manager and working in nearly every corporate function including buying, planning, marketing, exclusive brands, finance, logistics and store operations. Most recently, he has served as the president of Beall’s Stores.
He assumes the CEO role from Steve Knopik who was the first non-family member to lead the company. Steve was promoted to CEO in 2006 when Bob Beall stepped down from that role. Knopik will continue to serve the company as its executive chairman.