Michael Kaplan is the Chief Financial Officer of Confie. He is a CPA with 30 years of Finance, Operations, and Strategy leadership experience. Michael started his career at Price Waterhouse. He then spent the next 16 years working in a number of finance and operations leadership roles at The Walt Disney Company. After, Michael took on Divisional CFO roles at Gap Inc. where he led the Finance and IT organizations for Outlet and Banana Republic multi-channel apparel retail business segments.
Michael then served as CFO for Harbor Freight Tools, a $2B private hard goods retail company with approximately 350 stores and an online channel. Most recently, Michael was CFO at Pacific Sunwear, a publicly traded $800M multi-channel apparel retail company with an online business and 600 stores across all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Michael has proven experience in delivering enhanced financial performance through leading new business growth initiatives, influencing operational execution and productivity, real estate restructuring, securing debt financing, managing cash liquidity, prudently managing capital, and delivering significant sustainable cost reductions. Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles.