West Marine named Cheryl Miller chief financial officer, the company said in a statement. She will report to CEO Eric Kufel.
Miller has more than 25 years of financial and business operations experience, and for the last 12 years was CFO of JM Family Enterprises, whose principal operations focus on vehicle distribution and processing, finance and insurance, retail vehicle sales, and home improvement specialty franchises. One of the country’s largest private companies, it has more than $18 billion in assets.
She also spent more than a decade with AutoNation, where she was named the first female CEO of a publicly traded automotive retailer.
“Cheryl brings a wealth of financial leadership, operational excellence and digital transformation experience that will help us build upon our leadership position,” Kufel said. “Her proven track record of performance, along with her passion for boating, makes her an ideal addition to the executive team during this exciting period of growth for the company.”