Cheryl Hughes has joined five-store chain Andronico’s Community Markets as CFO.
Hughes formerly held the role of controller for Chemoil, a global oil trading organization and one of the world’s leading retail maritime fuel suppliers, based in San Francisco. She was the company’s highest ranking U.S. finance executive reporting directly to the global CFO for the company. Prior to this role, Hughes was CFO at Pacific Convenience & Fuels based in Pleasanton. Her career in food and retail dates back to her role as director of U.S. finance with Circle K Stores Inc. where, during her 15 year tenure there, she was responsible for accounting, finance, tax and risk management with more than $12 billion in annual revenue.
“We’re extremely excited to have Cheryl on our team,” said CEO Suzy Monford, who leads Berkeley-based Andronico’s all-female team. “She has an incredible wealth of knowledge in finance and can help change and improve processes that will keep our team focused on how they can best deliver value for our customers.”
Born and raised Wisconsin, Hughes moved to Arizona for Circle K and then to California with her husband and their two daughters, where she loves the Bay area lifestyle.
“I’m very happy to be back in retail, and I love the Andronico’s team. I see so many opportunities for growth and improvement with the talented team here and ways to streamline finances and cash flow. We don’t need to spend a lot of money to maximize what we are doing. I’m focused on the backend processing so those on the front lines can be focused on creating exciting new programs for the coming months.”