Game Over, Schoonover
Quite a legacy Philip Schoonover built over at Circuit City, eh? He announces his resignation as chairman and CEO and, bang, the company’s stock spikes almost 10 percent in extended trading. Seems leaving Circuit City was the best thing Schoonover has done for the struggling consumer electronics retailer since he accepted the CEO gig in 2006.
He’ll be replaced by board member James Marcum, who’s been brought in to clean up after Schoonover and his two years of losses. “Circuit City has a long history of being a leader in the consumer electronics industry,” said Marcum. “It is my mission to direct that energy towards improving our operations and strengthening our market position in order to accelerate our turnaround and deliver improved results for all of our key stakeholders.”
That shouldn’t be too hard. After all, there’s nowhere to go but up, really. Circuit City (CC) shares lost more than 90 percent of their value on Schoonover’s watch.