Tupperware Brands Corporation recently announced that following a successful 25-year career with the company, Michael S. Poteshman plans to retire from his role as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).
Poteshman will continue in his role until March 1, 2019, following the company’s fiscal year 2018 financial closing process.
Poteshman joined the company’s former parent company, Premark International, Inc. in 1993 and following the company’s spin-off in 1996, he served in various roles including as the company’s controller, head of Investor Relations, treasurer, and as a Group CFO in Europe before becoming CFO in November 2003.
“As Tupperware’s CFO for nearly 15 years, and in his various financial roles at the company prior to that, Mike has been an integral member of our leadership team. His contributions to the company are many and far-reaching,” said President and CEO Patricia Stitzel. “Mike’s expertise has been central to our efforts to grow our global portfolio, expand margins and drive revenue across our business, while also aiding the company in navigating key challenges. In ensuring the company’s financial flexibility, Mike has provided Tupperware the ability to leverage its strong, aspirational brand around the world. Importantly, Mike has built a dedicated and experienced finance team that is strongly positioned to continue executing our financial objectives. On behalf of everyone at Tupperware Brands, I thank Mike for his decades of service and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him during the transition.”
Poteshman said, “It has been a privilege to work alongside the talented and dedicated team at Tupperware for much of my career. I have great confidence in Tricia and the management team’s ability to achieve its strategic and financial goals, and believe the company is well-positioned to capitalize on opportunities for value creation well into the future.”
Tupperware has initiated a search to identify the company’s next CFO and will consider both internal and external candidates with the assistance of Spencer Stuart, a leading executive search firm.