CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Charles Horn, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, of Alliance Data.
Charles Horn joined Alliance Data in 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, after having served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial officer at Builders Firstsource, Inc. since 1999.
Prior to that, he was VP of finance and treasury for the retail operations of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. As CFO, one of his primary responsibilities is to ensure that Alliance Data maintains transparency and consistency in financial reporting and accounting practices across the enterprise.
He also drives the Company’s investor relations strategy, heading up communications with the investment community.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Abilene Christian University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas, is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
He cites Ronald Reagan as his leadership model because of his revered public speaking skills and vision for the American economy. In his spare time, Charles enjoys water sports and is open-water SCUBA certified. Charles and his family actively support their local ISD.