Rent-A-Center Reinforces Growth Strategy

Rent-A-Center has made several executive leadership changes to further position the company for long-term growth.

“During the last several months, we have demonstrated our ability to adapt, innovate, and execute quickly to serve customers’ essential needs. We’ve sharpened our operational focus to drive profitability, and we’ve added new customers via our digital channels. Our business is resilient and sales trends remain strong,” said Mitch Fadel, CEO, Rent-A-Center. “As we look forward, we believe we are well positioned to grow the business, and we’re continuing to invest in strategic initiatives that improve the customer experience. The organizational changes we are announcing today support our strategy to expand each of our businesses and further position Rent-A-Center for long-term success.”

Jason Hogg is joining the company on June 22 as evp/preferred lease. Hogg was most recently the CEO of Aon Cyber Solutions, where he oversaw global operations. Hogg will be responsible for driving growth strategies at preferred lease, including partnering with national accounts, strengthening brand positioning and improving profitability.

Ron Schoolcraft, svp/operations preferred lease, will advance to take over full operational responsibility for preferred lease. Schoolcraft has been with the company for 23 years and has served in a number of key roles, most recently as svp/business development for preferred lease.

Anthony Blasquez has been promoted to evp/Rent-A-Center business. Blasquez has been with Rent-A-Center for almost 22 years and has served in a number of key roles, most recently as a division vp/operations. Blasquez will be focused on increasing e-commerce growth, improving store performance and leveraging best practices across the franchise base.

In addition, Bryan Pechersky joined the company on June 1 as evp/general counsel and corporate secretary.