"Rod is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of global experience in consumer goods organizations, significant public company experience and a track record of driving results through business transformation. I am thrilled to bring him on board to collaborate with Edgewell's executive team as we accelerate our path to delivering against our strategic plans," says Hatfield.
"I am excited to join the Edgewell team and look forward to partnering with David and the entire organization to help accelerate the company's growth," says Little. "With Edgewell's strong brands and ambitious 'Challenger' mentality, I believe we can develop the plans and execute the actions needed to drive strong business results and increase shareholder value."
Most recently, as CFO of HSN Inc., Little led the development of a revised financial plan with a greater focus on cost reduction to ensure delivery of financial targets, while also shifting investment priorities to drive long term growth objectives. In addition, he led a strategy renewal – supported by strategic investments in digital, e-commerce and supply chain – to deliver value creation in a difficult retail environment.
Prior to that, Little served as EVP and CFO of Elizabeth Arden, where he was instrumental in a turnaround that restored revenue growth and profitability to the business. As CFO, he led the company's global finance and IT organizations with nine VP-level direct reports and more than 200 people globally. Earlier in his career, he was CFO for Procter & Gamble's global salon professional division, which offered him a broad, global perspective and valuable consumer insights across a wide product portfolio.
Little holds a B.S. in Management from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.