ABM Hires Former Best Buy Canada CFO To Same Position
ABM has hired Earl Ellis as its executive vice president and chief financial officer, according to news release from the facility solutions provider. Ellis will assume the position Nov. 30 and will report to ABM President and CEO, Scott Salmirs.
Ellis will join ABM from Best Buy. He has held several executive positions across finance, including chief financial officer of Best Buy Canada and senior vice president of finance in the U.S. for all revenue generating channels of Best Buy, including the 1,000 store network and e-commerce platform. Most recently, he has been responsible for leading enterprise-wide capital project planning, cost transformation and procurement, as well as supporting Digital & Technology and Global Real Estate. During his tenure at Best Buy Co., Ellis also spearheaded several strategic initiatives targeting labor and logistics.
“Earl will be a valuable addition to the executive leadership team as we chart our path forward to capitalize on our continued momentum in the current environment,” said Salmirs. "As we develop the next phase of our strategic transformation, his financial leadership, technological expertise, and results-oriented focus will be instrumental as we support our employees and answer the needs of our clients.”
Prior to Best Buy, Ellis held executive leadership positions at several other public companies, including Canadian Tire and Campbell Soup Company. He also served in other accounting and finance roles at Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola and Wainman & Kydd Chartered Accountants. Ellis is a Chartered Accountant and received an honors degree in economics and management from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
“This is an extremely exciting time at ABM," said Salmirs. "We remain at the forefront of helping our economy navigate the pandemic and operate safely. Our team members are critical to our future, and we are committed to creating a corporate culture that will position us for long-term success and continue to drive shareholder value.”
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