Ryan Walsh Appointed Chief Financial Officer at American Tire Distributors

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Oct. 27, 2023 – Today, American Tire Distributors (ATD) announced that Ryan Walsh has been named Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Walsh will be responsible for leading ATD’s key finance operations, in addition to Enterprise Risk Management/Internal Audit.


"We are excited to announce Ryan’s well-deserved promotion to Chief Financial Officer," said Stuart Schuette, President and CEO of ATD. "Throughout his tenure at ATD, Ryan has proven himself to be a valuable member of our team, and we’re excited to see him continue to have a positive impact as he takes over this role.” 


Walsh’s career at ATD spans eight years, and most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance. In his role as SVP of Finance, he was responsible for much of ATD’s finance function, including financial planning & analysis, accounting & controllership, financial shared services, treasury, investor relations, and corporate development and tax. 


"I am excited to continue my journey with ATD alongside my talented colleagues on the finance team and within the entire organization,” said Walsh. “In this new position, I’m honored to lead the finance organization as we continue to deliver on our strategic objectives and create value for our stakeholders.”


Prior to joining ATD in 2015, Walsh was Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for Algeco Scotsman Group, the global leader in modular space rental, from 2011 to 2015. Walsh spent the first decade of his career in the investment industry, as Vice President for Goldman Sachs, and as a Senior Investment Analyst for Prudential Capital Group. Walsh earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in 2005 and received his Bachelor of Science, Commerce (Accounting & Finance), from DePaul University in 1999.

About American Tire Distributors

American Tire Distributorsis one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market. It operates more than 115 distribution centers serving approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery, and value-added services to tire and automotive service customers. American Tire Distributors employs approximately 4,500 associates across its distribution center network. 

In 2023, the company has been recognized as: a Silver Stevie® award winner for Automotive & Transport Equipment (Large) Company of the Year; a SEAL Environmental Initiative Award winner; an Environment+Energy Leader Award winner; a winner of two Stevie® Awards for Great Employers; one of Charlotte's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®; one of the Nation's Summer 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR); and part of Newsweek's Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces®


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