Mr. Robert Heaton has served in senior financial and operational leadership positions across multiple industries and organizations.
He recently retired from his position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Stand Together community of organizations -- both non-profit and for-profit -- and oversaw their financial operations. During his six years with the Stand Together community, he oversaw the finance, accounting, internal audit, and operations areas.
Before joining the Stand Together community, he spent six years as CFO of Avendra, the leading procurement and supply chain services company in the hospitality industry. In addition to finance, his responsibilities there included data management and customer and supplier analytics.
For the prior seven years, he served as CFO of WorldWide Retail Exchange/Agentrics, a technology company servicing the retail space. During his tenure, he helped lead a merger with a competitor and oversaw integration activities. He was also instrumental in orchestrating a joint venture with an international competitor.
He began his career at Target headquarters where he held various financial and operational positions over thirteen years, including leading Target’s expansive import supply chain. His last position at Target was as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, leading Target’s long-term planning, budget development, forecasting and capital planning functions.
Mr. Heaton holds an MBA from Brigham Young University (BYU) with an emphasis in Finance. He also holds BS/BA degrees in Accounting and Chinese from BYU.