Fred’s Names Anto CEO

Fred’s has finalized several changes to key upper-level management positions, including the naming of a new CEO.

Joseph Anto has been named the retailer’s chief executive, removing the interim CEO title he has held since April 2018. Prior, Anto was the company’s evp/CFO and secretary.

In addition, Ritwik Chatterjee has been named chief financial officer, Nathaniel Klein as chief operating officer and Michael Ladd as chief stores officer.

The appointments of Anto, Chatterjee, Klein and Ladd were effective as of February 3, the first day of the company’s 2019 fiscal year.