GameStop Appoints Catherine Smith as CFO
GameStop, a video game and entertainment software retailer, has announced that David Carlson, the company’s founding executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), will retire as of 1 March 2010. Carlson, who has helped guide the company through multiple mergers and acquisitions, has been with GameStop since its inception in 1996.
Catherine Smith, a seasoned executive with an exceptional record with public companies, joins GameStop as executive vice president (EVP) and CFO. Most recently, she served as EVP and CFO of Dallas-based Centex Corporation. Smith has also served as CFO of Kennametal, a supplier of tooling, engineering components and advanced materials; Bell Systems, a business segment of Textron; and the intelligence and information systems business of Raytheon.