Peter S. Case, currently Senior Vice President – Finance, has assumed the additional title of Chief Financial Officer for Crocs, Inc. Mr. Case replaces Caryn Ellison, who will continue to serve as Vice President – Finance.
Mr. Case joined the Company from Ashworth, Inc., where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. Mr. Case joined Ashworth in 2000, and during his tenure also held several other executive and managerial positions, including Director of Finance, Vice President of Finance, and Senior Vice President of Finance and Information Technology.
While at Ashworth, he was responsible for reorganizing both Ashworth's European and outlet store operations, and constructing a new 200,000 square foot state of the art embroidery and distribution center. Prior to that, Mr. Case was employed as the Director of Internal Audit at Guess? Inc. from 1997 to 2000. In this newly created position, Mr. Case oversaw the opening of a new 500,000 square foot distribution center and worked closely with their operations, retail store, and licensing departments.
From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Case worked as an international consultant with Occidental Petroleum Corp., working for extended periods in Brazil, Qatar, and The Netherlands. Mr. Case began his career in the attestation support service division of Deloitte & Touche LLP in both the Honolulu and Sydney, NSW, offices.
Ron Snyder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crocs Inc., commented “We are very pleased with the recent addition of Peter to the Company and we look forward to further benefiting from his broad range of financial expertise as he assumes the role of Chief Financial Officer. We are confident that his leadership capabilities will be invaluable to us as we continue to enhance our infrastructure, expand our domestic and international operations, and create a stronger platform to support our future growth plans.”
“The transition from a private to public entity is an extremely important period for any company and I would like to personally thank Caryn for her guidance over the past year,” continued Mr. Snyder. “We believe we have developed a very strong and capable management team that is committed to capitalizing on the many opportunities that lie ahead and dedicated to returning significant value to our shareholders.”