James S. Scully is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Avon Products, Inc. He joined the company in early 2015 and is responsible for the Finance and IT functions. He’s also a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Scully has deep consumer expertise, a track record of working in complex environments and experience developing opportunities in international markets. Most recently, Mr. Scully served as Chief Operating Officer of J. Crew Group, Inc. He joined J. Crew in 2005 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and later held the role of Chief Administrative Officer. His responsibilities included all aspects of Finance (Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury and Investor Relations) as well as Operations (Information Technology, Global Supply Chain, Production/Sourcing, Legal, Real Estate, Planning and Construction, Loss Prevention and Facilities).
Prior to working at J. Crew, Mr. Scully spent eight years at Saks Incorporated, most recently serving as Executive Vice President-Human Resources and Strategic Planning. During his tenure at Saks Incorporated, Mr. Scully also held the positions of Senior Vice President-Strategic and Financial Planning, and Senior Vice President-Treasurer.
Mr. Scully began his career at Connecticut National Bank and later became Senior Vice President-Corporate Finance at NationsBank (now Bank of America).
Mr. Scully served in the United States Army Reserves from 1987-1999, including participation in Operations Desert Shield/Storm. He received his undergraduate degree from Siena College in Loudonville, New York.