(Jan. 27, 2021) Cesare joined NEST in 2018 as CFO and oversees the company’s financial planning and reporting, accounting, sourcing, investment strategies, mergers and acquisitions, tax and treasury functions. Cesare joined NEST from Sneaker Villa, Inc. where he served as VP finance, planning and analysis and helped build profitability by an over 80% run rate. Cesare has also held various positions in financial management with Charming Shoppes and Robinson Luggage. He also spent 10 years at A.C. Moore, growing into the senior vice president finance of the company and assisted in its growth from $87 million to $650 million. Cesare has a bachelor’s in accounting from West Chester University.
“Signing off on closing a division was the toughest decision I’ve had to make in my career, knowing that this would affect many families. Even though it was the right business decision, there’s the human factor that can’t be ignored. Knowing how difficult this was, I was able to provide outplacement services to ensure we provided assistance for their transition to new opportunities. In this experience, and in days like today with COVID, empathy must be top of mind.”