Lazydays has hired Tim Sheehan as CEO, replacing John Horton, who left the company last October.
According to a press release, Sheehan will officially join Lazydays in his new role as CEO on April 22 while Randy Lay will continue his CFO duties for Lazydays after serving as interim CEO.
Sheehan joins the Seffner, Fla.-based dealer after 25-plus years with Best Buy, where he held numerous positions before being named as executive vice president, chief administrative officer in 2009.
Lazydays stated in the release, “Dramatic changes in consumer shopping habits, along with the ever-shifting retail landscape that Sheehan experienced with Best Buy over the past decade make him uniquely qualified to help steer Lazydays through similar shifts affecting the RV industry.”
During his tenure with Best Buy, Sheehan headed U.S. operations, led the company’s services business and drove a number of initiatives to position Best Buy as the largest multi-national consumer electronics retailer. He was also instrumental in expanding the company from $50 million in annual sales to over $50 billion.
“We’re thrilled to bring Sheehan’s expertise in a competitive business environment to Lazydays,” said William Murnane, Lazydays chairman. “Tim’s operational experience, leadership skills and enthusiasm for the dynamic landscape of retail make him the ideal choice. We look forward to him continuing to build the momentum we’re already seeing as the economy recovers.”
“Myself as well as the entire board are deeply appreciative for Randy’s outstanding work as interim CEO,” said Murnane. “He did an exceptional job in maintaining his role as CFO while setting some important initiatives in motion that Tim can step in and capitalize on.”