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Urban Outfitters appoints Melanie Marein-Efron as CFO

Tom Shearsmith
04 December 2020

Urban Outfitters Inc (URBN), the parent company of the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People, today announced the promotion of Melanie Marein-Efron to Chief Financial Officer.

Marein-Efron joined URBN in January 2013 as Director of Financial, Planning & Analysis and was subsequently promoted to Executive Director Finance & Corporate Development.

She began her career at Arthur Andersen in 1991 in the financial advisory consulting practice. Prior to joining Urban Outfitters she worked at Campbell Soup Company, Godiva Chocolate and General Motors in various senior finance roles.

Richard A. Hayne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for URBN, said: “I am pleased to announce Melanie’s promotion to be our new Chief Financial Officer, and I welcome her to our Executive Leadership Team.

I am confident Melanie will approach her new role with the same energy, dedication and thoroughness she has displayed since joining URBN eight years ago.

In the third quarter, ending 31 October 31 2020, URBN announced a net income of $76.7 million, up 38% year over year, on sales of $969.6 million.

In October, the company announced the departure of Chief Operating Officer Calvin Hollinger and revealed a series of promotions within its senior management team.

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