Stephen E. Hare
Stephen E. Hare was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Office Depot, Inc. in December 2013. In this role, Hare is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the Company, including Financial Planning, Forecasting, Reporting, and Accounting and Control; and managing the Internal Audit and Risk Management functions, Information Technology and the Integration Office.
Hare comes to Office Depot, Inc. from The Wendy’s Company where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Hare also was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., Cadmus, AMF Bowling Worldwide, and James River Corp.
Hare brings to the Company strong operating skills as well as considerable integration experience – having worked on a number of significant business transformations. Importantly, throughout his career, Hare has demonstrated the ability to successfully balance financial discipline with the need for sustained growth.
Hare serves on the Board of Directors of Hanger, Inc. He graduated with a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.