Conn’s has reinforced its leadership team with several executive appointments, including chief operating officer, president of retail and chief financial officer.
Lee Wright has been named evp/chief operating officer. In this new role, Wright will be responsible for leading key activities within the company’s retail and credit operations. Wright joined Conn’s in June 2016 as the company’s CFO.
Rodney Lastinger has been appointed president of retail. Lastinger will oversee the company’s retail business including operations, logistics and service. He takes over from Norm Miller who temporarily assumed the responsibility of president of retail in September 2018. Prior to joining Conn’s, Lastinger spent 18 years at Target Corporation. From 2016 to 2019, he served as svp/stores.
George Bchara has been promoted to chief financial officer. Bchara joined Conn’s as vp/chief accounting officer in December 2016. Prior to joining the company, he served as svp/chief accounting officer of BankUnited.
In addition, Ryan Nelson has been promoted to vp/chief accounting officer. Nelson joined Conn’s as vp/controller in May 2018. Prior to joining Conn’s, Nelson spent seven years with EnLink Midstream Partners.
“Four years ago, we talked about the need to improve our recruiting, retention and leadership development capabilities to ensure that we have the right foundation in place to execute our compelling growth strategy. I am encouraged with the progress we have made across these three critical areas. We have assembled a proven leadership team of talented, motivated, and experienced executives that understand the uniqueness of Conn’s hybrid retail and credit business model,” said Norm Miller, Chairman and CEO of Conn’s.