Since April 2022, Brandon Sink has served as Chief Financial Officer for Lowe's Companies, the home improvement giant that operates more than 2,000 stores and employs over 300,000 associates. In fact, thanks to the pandemic-driven home improvement activity, the company has been thriving with fiscal year 2021 sales of over $96 billion. As CFO, Sink is responsible for all of Lowe's financial functions and processes. This includes corporate finance and treasury, strategy, retail finance, accounting, tax, internal audit, and risk management.
When selecting its newest CFO, Lowe's didn't have to venture out far. Looking at its own team, the company found Sink, who has been with the retailer since 2010. During this time, he's held numerous roles, such as vice president of merchandising finance, vice president of enterprise strategy, and vice president and corporate controller. In his most recent role as senior vice president of retail finance, he oversaw finance for stores, merchandising, supply chain, marketing, and financial leadership on strategic issues, among other duties.
"Brandon is a highly accomplished executive, and we are excited for him to take on the role of CFO," said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe's chairman, president, and CEO, when Sink was appointed earlier this year. "During his nearly 12-year career at Lowe's, Brandon has worked closely with our executive leadership team and has demonstrated a deep understanding across all facets of our business. His appointment reflects our succession planning process and the talent across our company. He is a proven leader with strong financial and operational acumen, and I look forward to working together as we execute our strategy and continue to grow our market share, expand operating margins, and deliver meaningful shareholder value."
With Lowe's headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Sink's connection can be tenuously traced back to his college days, where he attended the nearby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, Sink first earned a bachelor’s in business administration before getting his master’s in accounting. From there, he began his career at Deloitte as an audit manager. Then, after nearly seven years with one of the Big Four, he moved on to Nucor Corporation, spending more than three years as a financial accounting supervisor, a position that prepared him for his next home at Lowe's.
Sink, who is also a certified public accountant licensed in the state of North Carolina, serves on the board of trustees of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.