Former Building Supply & Hardware Chain CFO Bill Robertson Joins Central Valley as CFO

NAPA, Calif. – Central Valley, a US top-100 building supply company, is pleased to announce the appointment of William (Bill) Robertson as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective October 31, 2017. Robertson succeeds David Templeton, who had previously announced his intent to retire after a seven-year career with the company.

With over 20 years of experience in corporate and financial strategy, Robertson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Central Valley. Prior to joining Central Valley, he held a number of executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH), where he was responsible for financial and corporate strategy from 2007 through 2011. At OSH, he helped lead the California home improvement retailer through the “Great Recession” and the eventual spin-off transaction resulting in OSH becoming an approximately $700 million standalone public company. Following OSH, Robertson held the position of CFO at Spectralink, a designer and manufacturer of wireless equipment serving retail and manufacturing clients around the world. Most recently, Robertson has provided CFO-level services to small- to mid-sized businesses as a consultant and advisor.

"After a thorough state-wide search, we are thrilled to welcome Bill Robertson to Central Valley," said Steve Patterson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Valley. "Bill is a great addition to our seasoned team of executives and his experience is a great asset as we look at potential growth opportunities."

“I am very excited to be joining Central Valley at such an important time in the company’s history,” said Robertson. “The building materials industry is growing and changing every day, and I look forward to being part of the team that is driving growth.”

Robertson holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and an undergraduate degree in accounting from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.