Tag Archives: Ron Allen

Great Expectations

Duke_Ratliff

Pity the home furnishings industry exec on a long summer vacation—he or she will return to work with a whole new landscape of retail leaders. For those keeping score at home (along with the imaginary, anachronistic exec who could actually take vacation all summer), here’s a brief rundown on the recent CEO shuffle: Target namedMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Aaron’s Names Danielson Interim CEO

Gilbert Danielson

ATLANTA-Gilbert Danielson, Aaron’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named interim CEO of the rent-to-own retailer, effective after the retirement of current CEO Ron Allen on Aug. 31. Danielson has been chief financial officer of Aaron’s since 1990, and executive vice president since 1998. He has also been a director of Aaron’sMore »

Last updated: August 22, 2014

Aaron’s Allen to Retire

Ron Allen

ATLANTA-Ron Allen, CEO of Aaron’s, will retire on Aug. 31. On that date, the 72-year-old Allen will also leave his post on the retailer’s board of directors. The board has retained Spencer Stuart, an executive recruiting firm, to assist in the search for Allen’s successor. According to an Aaron’s statement, “The search process will includeMore »

Last updated: August 6, 2014

Aaron’s Acquires Progressive in Move to Transform Business

Aaron's

ATLANTA-Rent-to-own retailer Aaron’s has purchased Progressive Finance Holdings from equity firm Summit Partners, gaining an entry in what the company described in a statement as the “virtual rent-to-own” market. Progressive is a provider of virtual lease-to-own programs, offering point-of-sale lease and purchase programs to shoppers who don’t qualify for more traditional financing. According to theMore »

Last updated: April 15, 2014