US apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has appointed former Ralph Lauren finance chief, Bob Madore, as its new CFO. 

Madore takes over from interim chief financial officer Scott Hurd at the end of next month, overseeing all aspects of finance, merchandise planning and allocation and investor relations. He joins the company as a seasoned retail executive with extensive public company financial and operational experience, most recently as CFO at Ralph Lauren. 

Since 2004, he served in various senior management roles at Ralph Lauren, where he helped grow its global business across multiple channels, concepts and product categories. Prior to that, he served in senior finance and retail operational roles at Nine West Group and New York and Company.

"I'm confident Bob will be an excellent addition to our executive team and instrumental in driving continued shareholder returns," says CEO Jay Schottenstein. "Additionally, I'd like to thank Scott Hurd for his leadership and contributions as interim CFO over the past several months. Scott will play an integral role in on-boarding Bob and will continue to have a leadership role within finance."

Madore was replaced at Ralph Lauren with Coach Inc's chief financial officer, Jane Hamilton Nielsen.

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