Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) today announced that Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Sarah O’Connor has resigned from her position with the Company effective immediately. Her resignation is the not the result of any dispute or disagreement with Rocky on any matters relating to Rocky’s financial statements, internal controls, operations, policies or practices. The Company has commenced an executive search for qualified candidates to fill the position.
Chief Operating Officer Tom Robertson, who served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from March 2017 to February 2023, will reassume Chief Financial Officer duties until a permanent successor has been identified.
“On behalf of the board and executive team, I want to thank Sarah for her contributions and we wish her all the best with her future endeavors,” said Jason Brooks, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. “As we look ahead, I am confident that Tom’s proven leadership as CFO will enable a smooth transition while we search for a permanent appointment and help keep the organization on track towards delivering a sequential improvement in third quarter revenue.”
About Rocky Brands, Inc.
Rocky Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of well recognized brand names. Brands in the portfolio include Rocky®, Georgia Boot®, Durango®, Lehigh®, The Original Muck Boot Company®, XTRATUF®, and Ranger®. More information can be found at RockyBrands.com.
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