Beleaguered business The Wet Seal has appointed company executive Thomas Hillebrandt to the role of interim chief financial officer.

Hillebrandt will take up the role from 1 December, covering the position previously held by the recently resigned Seven Benrubi.

Hillebrandt has served as vice president and corporate controller at Wet Seal since September 2013. Previously, he served as vice president of finance/IT for multi-channel apparel retailer The Territory Ahead. He also previously served as CFO for Deckers Outdoor Corporation.

CEO Ed Thomas, said: "Tom is a strong leader with a solid background at the company and we are excited that he has taken on the role of Interim CFO. He has worked closely with Steve for more than a year, and I am confident that this will be a seamless transition."