Gary Crittenden Joins Rearden Commerce Board of Directors
Rearden Commerce, a next-generation e-Commerce platform company, today announced the appointment of Gary Crittenden, former Chief Financial Officer of Citigroup and Chief Financial Officer of American Express, to its Board of Directors.
"I am delighted to welcome to the Board, an individual of Gary's proven business expertise, leadership and integrity," said Patrick Grady, founder and CEO of Rearden Commerce. "Gary's broad exposure to retail commerce coupled with his extensive knowledge of the inner workings of global powerhouse companies will be invaluable to Rearden, as we build out the Rearden Commerce platform and move the company into its next phase of growth."
"Rearden Commerce is in the center of the most ground breaking activity in the tech sector, with leading industry investors and commerce partners validating its business strategy," said Mr. Crittenden. "I am excited to be able to apply my experience with Fortune 500 and mid-market businesses to help Rearden Commerce deliver on its vision."
Crittenden, 58, is currently a Managing Director with Huntsman Gay Global Capital. Previous to his current role with Huntsman Gay, Mr. Crittenden was Chairman of Citi Holdings. Before taking on the role of Chairman, Crittenden was Citigroup's Chief Financial Officer and also managed the company's re-engineering efforts as head of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisition, and Productivity and Re-engineering.
Prior to Citigroup, Mr. Crittenden was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Head of Global Network Services at American Express from 2000 to 2007. He has also served as CFO of Monsanto and Sears, Roebuck and Company. Crittenden began his career in consulting at Bain and Company, an international management consulting firm, working on a range of strategic projects in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Crittenden holds a B.S. from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Crittenden has previously served on the Boards of Staples Inc., Ryerson, Inc., and TJX Companies.