Circuit City Stores, Inc. has named Bruce H. Besanko executive vice president and chief financial officer effective July 30, 2007.
Prior to joining Circuit City, Besanko, was senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer for The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, since April 2005. His responsibilities encompassed all areas of finance, accounting, internal audit, lease administration, information systems and investor relations. He also served as vice president, finance for Best Buy Co., Inc., a retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services, from 2002 to 2005. Besanko held several financial leadership positions of increasing responsibility from 1996 to 2002 in the hardlines business at Sears, Roebuck & Co. Prior to that he held various finance, accounting and treasury positions with Atlantic Richfield Company, a global oil and gas enterprise, from 1992 to 1996.