TRU Appoints New CFO

Toys ‘R’ Us has named Michael J. Short as executive vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Clay Creasey, who has left the organization after eight years.

Short, a seasoned finance executive with broad retail and corporate development experience, was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer of AutoNation. Prior to his role at AutoNation, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Universal Orlando.

Short will serve as a member of Toys ‘R’ Us’ global executive committee and will report to Antonio Urcelay, chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

“We are delighted to have Mike join the organization during this transformational time for our company and look forward to the benefit of his strong financial and strategic experience, as well as his unique insights and fresh perspective on the business,” says Urcelay.

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