Advance Auto Parts Inc. has announced that Jeffrey Shepherd has been appointed senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer, effective today.
Shepherd brings more than 23 years of experience in accounting and finance to Advance Auto Parts. He joins Advance from General Motors (GM), where he served as controller for General Motors Europe since 2015. Prior to that role, he served as director – consolidation and SEC reporting, and director – analysis and reporting with GM. Before joining GM, Shepherd served in a variety of leadership roles with Ernst & Young (now EY).
“I am excited to have Jeff join Advance. His extensive accounting experience and financial acumen, particularly within the automotive industry, will be valuable assets to the company as we move forward with executing our strategic business plan,” said Tom Okray, chief financial officer.
Shepherd said, “I look forward to joining the Advance team and contributing to the company’s strategic objectives. I am excited to be part of a great team of finance professionals and to lead the accounting function as we execute a well-defined roadmap.”