Lazydays Holdings Inc. today (May 1) announced that Nicholas Tomashot has been appointed chief financial officer, effective May 11. Tomashot, the former senior vice president and general manager of the National Service Center of US Foods, will lead Lazydays’ financial, information technology and human resources operations, and will report directly to Bill Murnane, chairman and CEO.
According to a press release, Tomashot succeeds Maura Berney who has made the personal decision to step down as CFO. Berney has not expressed any disagreement with the company on any matter related to the company’s operations, policies or practices, including its controls or financial-related matters. Berney will work closely with Tomashot through June 15 to ensure a smooth and efficient transition of responsibilities.
“I am thrilled to welcome Nick to Lazydays, and believe he will make an immediate impact as we begin operating as a publicly traded company,” said Murnane. “Nick has significant experience leading financial functions in complex, multi-site operation businesses, while maintaining a relentless focus on providing a best-in-class customer experience. I believe that Nick’s experience and expertise will enhance our ability to provide happiness and enjoyment to many of the millions of RV customers across the country.”
Murnane added, “Maura’s leadership was critical in the successful execution of our recent transaction to become a public company, and on behalf of everyone at Lazydays and our board of directors, I want to thank Maura for her many contributions during her tenure as CFO. We wish her the greatest success in her future endeavors.”
“Lazydays is leading the transformation of a dynamic and exciting industry while beginning to operate as a public company, and I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join the team,” said Tomashot. “Everyone at Lazydays recognizes and appreciates their purpose and mission in the RV dealership industry, and I’m delighted to be playing an important role in the next phase of the Company’s growth and development.”
Berney said, “I am proud of what we have accomplished at Lazydays, particularly the business combination that has positioned Lazydays to accelerate its growth initiatives, and I believe there is a strong future ahead. I am fully committed to helping Bill, Nick and the Lazydays team ensure a seamless transition over the next several weeks and wish them the very best.”
Tomashot has more than 30 years of financial management experience and has an extensive background in corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, cost analysis and business intelligence, investor relations, strategic planning and operational efficiency, along with a deep appreciation for Lazydays and its unique position as the RV Authority and industry leader. Prior to US Foods, he was chief financial officer for five years at Pinnacle Data Systems Inc., a NYSE-traded provider of technology repair and reverse logistics services. As CFO of Pinnacle, Tomashot oversaw corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, accounting, investor relations, internal audit and risk management. In 2012, Tomashot oversaw the sale of Pinnacle to Avnet Integrated Inc.
Prior to becoming CFO at Pinnacle, Tomashot held senior domestic and international finance positions at Innovex Inc., an international manufacturer of electronic products. Before joining Innovex, Tomashot worked at Pillsbury, Proctor & Gamble and NCR Corp. where he held various finance positions of increasing responsibility. He received his bachelor’s in finance from Ohio State University and his MBA in finance and strategic management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.