LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Nov. 22, 2010 – Christy Sports, one of the largest ski and snowboard retailers in the Rocky Mountain region, today announced it has hired Liz Avery as vice president of finance. Avery will be responsible for the overall direction of the company”s finance, accounting and treasury functions to maintain the company”s strong financial position.
Avery brings more than 20 years of experience in the finance industry and an extensive knowledge regarding accounting and treasury controls. Her hands-on experience and leadership will help the company as it continues to grow and expand its reach throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
“We are fortunate to have such a strong leader with the breadth and depth of experience that Liz brings to our management team as we work to further extend the Christy Sports brand,” said Patrick O???Winter, CEO of Christy Sports. “I am looking forward to working closely with Liz and building upon the foundation that is already in place and continuing to serve our customer-base with quality goods at competitive prices.”
Prior to joining Christy Sports, Avery was director of finance and accounting online casinos at The Shane Company, where she oversaw all aspects of the finance department including the company”s banking relationships. Previously, she was the assistant controller at Coram Healthcare, where she implemented control documentation required under SOX. Avery has also held finance/accounting positions with other companies including: Big O Tires, Xcel Energy, and Grant Thornton. She received her Master”s of Science in finance from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Bachelor”s of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of New Mexico. She holds an active CPA license in Colorado and New Mexico.
“I am really looking forward to working with the Christy Sports team and being a part of such a great company,” said Avery. “I am impressed by the longevity of the employee base at Christy Sports and I look forward to being a part of the team for a long time. As a winter sports athlete, I am also looking forward to working with others who love the outdoors and who enjoy a healthy lifestyle.”
Avery will report to O”Winter and will also oversee the company”s human resource department. As the vice president of finance, all aspects of the company”s finance department will report to her including nearly 10 direct or indirect reports.
About Christy Sports
Christy Sports is based in Lakewood, Colo., and is currently one of the largest specialty ski and snowboard retailer spets in the Rocky Mountain region. With more than 40 locations throughout Colorado and Utah, Christy Sports is focused on providing quality products and competitive prices. Christy Sports also operates Door 2 Door (D2D), a full service ski and snowboard rental delivery service to certain locations. For additional information, visit www.christysports.com or www.d2dskis.com.
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