Jim Brandon – CFO @ Les Schwab

In 2023, our executive search team was honored to partner with Les Schwab on a nationwide search to find their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Bend, Oregon.

Les Schwab Tire Centers (Les Schwab) is the 5th-largest independent tire retail dealer in the United States. Established in 1952, the iconic brand is named for its founder, Les Schwab, and is headquartered in Bend, Oregon. Les Schwab employs approximately 8,000 employees and operates over 500 retail stores across ten western states, and has annual sales of approximately $2.2 billion.

In November 2020, Meritage Group LP, a family-owned private investment firm, acquired Les Schwab. Meritage provides strategic insight, while recognizing and preserving the culture and values that make Les Schwab successful. Strong financial backing enables Les Schwab to pursue accelerated growth opportunities (organic and M&A) in the $40 billion automotive aftermarket sector.

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