The McAulay Smith Firm has Placed John Mei as the Chief Financial Officer for Sam’s Holdings, LLC

MATTHEWS, NC, April 17, 2017 — The McAulay Smith Firm has placed John Mei as the Chief Financial Officer for Sam’s Holdings, LLC.  Sam’s Holdings (“the Company”) is privately owned by Sami Nafisi and headquartered in Matthews, NC.  The Company currently employs approximately 600 associates, has operations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and is comprised of the following businesses:  Sam’s Mart (convenience stores); Sam’s Xpress Car Wash, LLC (state-of-the-art, stand-alone car washes) ; and Sam’s Real Estate (SRE) (real estate development company specializing in single-tenant, build‑to‑suit transactions).

John comes to Sam’s Holdings from Pegasus Steel in Charleston, SC where he served as their Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  He brings 15 years of Chief Financial Officer experience with him and has spent over 25 years in financial and leadership roles, beginning his career as an Audit Manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).  John has a CPA and a Master’s degree in Accounting.

John was quickly selected from a slate of four well-qualified candidates, and the search was successfully completed in just 36 days.  President, Steve Smith led the assignment.

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