Kohl’s Names Besanko CFO

Kohl’s has named Bruce Besanko as the retailer’s new chief financial officer, reporting directly to Kevin Mansell, the company’s chairman, chief executive officer and president.

Besanko, who will join Kohl’s on July 10, will oversee Kohl’s financial planning and analysis, investor relations, financial reporting, accounting operations, tax, treasury, non-merchandise purchasing, credit and capital investment strategies.

He has more than 21 years of financial leadership experience in retail. Most recently, Besanko spent four years with Supervalu in financial leadership roles, including chief operating officer and chief financial officer, as well as five years as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for OfficeMax.

“As an instrumental leader at several large companies, Bruce has great insights on how to help organizations move with the speed and agility the business requires while maintaining a financial framework of operational excellence,” said Mansell.