Jared A. Poff

Vice President Business Development and Corporate Finance
DSW, Inc.

Jared Poff is Vice President Business Development and Corporate Finance for DSW Inc.  He also serves as the company's Treasurer.  DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that generates over $2 billion in revenue annually operating 431 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as 370 leased departments for other retailers in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group. The company also operates an e-commerce site. Through its partnership with Town Shoes of Canada, the company operates four stores in Canada as well as an e-commerce site in Canada.

In his role, Poff oversees cash management, corporate debt and liquidity, corporate and retirement investments, capital markets and capital structure.  Additionally he has responsibility for corporate financial planning and analysis, budgeting and long range planning, sales audit, the finance administration of the company's Affiliated Business Group, risk management and insurance.  He also has responsibility for vetting new business and growth opportunities.  

He brings over two decades of experience and leadership to his role.  Prior to joining DSW, he was VP Treasurer for Big Lots, a Fortune 500 retail corporation with annual revenues exceeding $5 billion.  He has also served as director of finance and investments for Cardinal Health, the leading provider of products and services supporting the healthcare industry with nearly $100 billion in annual revenue.  He has also held key finance and accounting positions with Abercrombie & Fitch and Senior C.A.R.E. Retirement Centers.

He holds an MBA from Franklin University and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, specializing in finance and international business, from Bowling Green State University, both in Ohio. Poff is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals and serves as a mentor/coach for the Handshake Foundation.  He has also served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Additionally, he has been an adjunct professor of corporate finance at Franklin University and a member of the Accounting and Finance Advisory Board for Ohio Dominican University.  He has been personally interviewed for and extensively contributed to articles in CFO Magazine, AFP Exchange Magazine, CFO.com, AP Matters, and was named one of the “100 Most Influential People In Finance” by Treasury and Risk Magazine.