Michael J. Short
Executive Vice President & CFO
Michael J. Short joined Toys“R”Us, Inc. in June 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, he provides leadership for financial planning and analysis, internal audit, financial reporting, tax, treasury and investor relations across the company’s worldwide business operations. Additionally, Mr. Short is responsible for the company’s information technology infrastructure. He also serves as a member of the company’s Global Executive Committee.
Mr. Short is a seasoned finance executive with broad retail and corporate development experience. Prior to joining Toys“R”Us, Inc., he was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AutoNation for seven years. Before that, Mr. Short served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Orlando. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of finance positions at Universal Orlando, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. and IBM Corporation. Mr. Short was also a helicopter pilot and tactics instructor for the United States Navy, based out of Norfolk, VA.
He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and received a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University Business School. Mr. Short serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Give Kids the World, a charity that fulfills the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.