June 27, 2022
Havertys (NYSE: HVT and HVT.A), established in 1885, is a full-service home furnishings retailer with 121 showrooms in 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle to upper-middle price ranges. Additional information is available on the company’s website, havertys.com.
Clarence H. Smith, Chairman and CEO, Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.
Clarence H. Smith is Chairman and CEO of Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. He began his career with Havertys in the Management Training Program in 1973 and has served as Regional Manager of the Mid-South and Atlanta Region, Senior VP and General Manager of Stores, Chief Operating Officer as well as several other capacities at both the operational and corporate levels. He was named CEO in 2003 and served as President and CEO from 2003 until March 2021. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1989 and named Chairman in 2012. Mr. Smith is a 1972 graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in psychology. He attended the graduate program in psychology at Georgia State University and graduated from the Emory University Advanced Management Program. Mr. Smith also graduated from the Key Executive Program for the National Home Furnishings Association at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.Mr. Smith is a Director of Oxford Industries, Inc. and a Trustee of Marist School.
Greg Melich, Greg Melich, Senior Managing Director, Evercore ISI
Greg Melich is a Senior Managing Director at Evercore ISI, leading coverage of the Retailing/Broadlines & Hardlines names. Mr. Melich most recently led the Multichannel Retail business at MoffettNathanson. Prior to that, Mr. Melich was a Senior Managing Director at Evercore ISI where clients voted him the #1 Institutional Investor ranked Broadline and Hardline Retail analyst for six consecutive years. Previously, Mr. Melich spent sixteen years at Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director and top ranked consumer-related analyst in both Europe and North America. Mr. Melich is a CFA charterholder and earned his B.A. from the College of William & Mary.
Moderator: Cristina Fernandez, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, TAG
Cristina Fernández is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering the hardlines, discount, internet, sporting goods, and food retail sectors at TAG, with lead responsibility for sporting goods and the home furnishings sub-sector. Cristina has nearly 15 years of equity research experience. Prior to joining TAG in 2011, she worked at UBS as a member of its top-ranked Institutional Investor All-America US aerospace and defense equity research team. Earlier in her career, Cristina spent five years as an auditor and consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen.Ms. Fernández graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in business administration and received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a concentration in finance and international business. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses.