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LL Flooring Announces Leadership Appointments

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LL Flooring Holdings, Inc. (“LL Flooring” or “Company”) (NYSE: LL), a leading specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring in the U.S., today announced three new leadership team appointments, all effective July 10, 2023. Mr. Robert L. Madore has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, replacing Interim Chief Financial Officer Terry Blanchard; Andrew W. Wadhams has been named as Senior Vice President, Retail and Commercial Sales; and Laura Massaro has been named as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer.

Charles Tyson, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The Board of Directors and I are pleased to welcome an executive of Bob’s caliber as LL Flooring’s next CFO, and look forward to benefitting from his deep retail, financial and leadership experience. Bob has a proven track record of building strong finance organizations that help support sustainably growing brands, and we’re excited to leverage his wealth of knowledge as we execute our growth strategies to continue positioning the Company for long term success.”

Mr. Madore commented, “LL Flooring is a leading specialty retailer with a unique offering in the flooring space, and I am honored to join the team at a critical point in the Company’s journey. I look forward to collaborating with Charles and the entire executive team as we look to capture the opportunities ahead, and I am confident that my skillsets and expertise will allow me to help lead the successful execution of our strategies and drive value for all stakeholders.”

Mr. Tyson added, “We are also pleased to welcome Laura as LL Flooring’s Chief Marketing Officer and Andrew to lead our retail and commercial sales organization. Laura has developed and led marketing campaigns for some of the most well-known brands in the world, and we are excited to leverage her experience and insight as we continue building awareness of our brand. In addition, Andrew is a seasoned sales executive with an acute understanding of how to deliver an extraordinary customer experience and a proven track record of exceeding growth and profitability goals. Laura and Andrew are highly talented brand-building executives who will be strong assets to our leadership team as we continue to deliver the high touch service of an independent flooring retailer combined with the value and convenience of a national brand serving both the professional and consumer segments.”

Mr. Wadhams said, “LL Flooring has built an exceptional customer-centric business focused on high-touch service supported by a sales organization focused on expertise. I am thrilled to be joining the Company and look forward to working with the leadership and field teams to maximize growth and optimize the customer experience.”

Ms. Massaro said, “I am excited to join LL Flooring and to oversee its marketing initiatives as I leverage my prior experience and expertise to deliver the best outcome for LL Flooring and all of our stakeholders. I look forward to hitting the ground running as we work to increase awareness, drive engagement and capture additional opportunities.”

Robert L. Madore

Mr. Madore brings more than 30 years of public company management, finance and accounting experience, a record of leading and scaling financial operations while strengthening business performance, and extensive knowledge of the retail industry. He has served as an agent of change in leading matrix organizations and cross-functional teams, with proven success in implementing process improvements, and executing strategies that positively impact the bottom line and increase market share. Mr. Madore most recently served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of F45 Training Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: FXLV), a global fitness franchisor, since February 15, 2023. Prior to joining F45, Mr. Madore served as CFO of The Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON), a global cannabinoid company, where he rebuilt and managed financial and accounting systems, controls processes and people teams. Prior to that, Mr. Madore served as CFO of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) and CFO of Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL).

Andrew W. Wadhams

An accomplished retail and consumer products executive, Mr. Wadhams most recently served as Principal of The Wadhams Group, a company he founded to help brands define their offering, align and streamline practices and deepen connections to customers. Prior to this, he spent half a decade at California Closets, where he served as COO. Previously, Mr. Wadhams served in a number of operational roles at One Medical Group, Inc. and Knowledge Universe. In addition, Mr. Wadhams spent over twelve years in field leadership positions with Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS).

Laura Massaro

Ms. Massaro brings more than 20 years of marketing experience across a variety of brands and sectors. Most recently, Ms. Massaro served as Director of Integrated Marketing at Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), where she led and supported teams across media, social, CRM, MarTech, operations and analytics. Prior to joining Delta Air Lines, Ms. Massaro served as Vice President and Deputy Head of Planning for Publicis Groupe’s Arc Worldwide in London, where she directed digital and retail strategy across a range of clients. Previously, Ms. Massaro held various executive marketing positions at Ogilvy (NYSE: WPP), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and Kraft Foods (NYSE: KHC).

Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230706389227/en/LL-Flooring-Announces-Leadership-Appointments