Rod Little is President and Chief Executive Officer of Edgewell Personal Care.
As CEO, Rod is leading Edgewell’s journey of transformation as it becomes a more agile and modern consumer products company. Rod has focused on strengthening the value-proposition of the company’s core brands, investing in innovation and technology, reshaping the company’s management team, and refining the strategic direction of the company. In addition to reshaping the business, he unveiled a cultural transformation in 2020. This new culture effectively re-launched Edgewell as a purpose-led, people-first company that infuses joy in all its innovation and operations.
Before being named CEO in March 2019, Rod served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, he led the company’s finance organization, oversaw the IT organization, and collaborated with senior and functional leadership to analyze the business and develop focused strategic and operating plans that drove revenue, margin, and market share. Additionally, he was instrumental in the launch and implementation of Edgewell’s Project Fuel initiative to drive growth.
Rod has more than 20 years of global experience in consumer goods organizations, significant public company experience, and a strong track record of driving results. Prior to Edgewell, Rod served as CFO with HSN, Inc. where he accelerated growth and margin expansion of a highly profitable business. There, he was responsible for all financial functions, including strategy development and financial planning, and led all corporate, public company governance functions.
Earlier in his career, Rod was Executive Vice President and CFO of Elizabeth Arden. Before that, he spent 16 years at Procter & Gamble gaining a broad, global perspective and valuable consumer insights across a wide product portfolio. He held various leadership positions throughout his tenure including Division CFO Global Salon Professional, Associate Finance Director North America Salon Professional, and Associate Director Corporate Acquisitions & Divestitures, among other management positions.
Rod served in the United States Air Force for five years. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management from the United States Air Force Academy.