Newell Brands Names Peterson CFO

Newell Brands has named Christopher Peterson as the company’s evp/CFO. His appointment is effective December 3 and he will report to Michael Polk, the company’s president and CEO.

For the past 25 years, Peterson has held key senior executive roles at Procter & Gamble, Ralph Lauren and most recently Revlon Inc. where he was COO, operations. He joins Newell Brands with an extensive background in financial planning and operations, management and strategy.

In his role at Newell Brands, Peterson will be responsible for all aspects of the finance and information technology functions including business planning and analysis, operating division finance, accounting, SEC reporting, internal audit, tax, treasury, cyber security, information management and global business services.

Peterson will fill the position being vacated by the retirement of Ralph Nicoletti, the current evp/CFO.