Ahold USA appoints new CFO

Dan Sullivan was elevated to the role of CFO at Ahold USA following the departure of Paula Price.

Price spent nearly five years there, but decided to take her career in a new direction, according to a statement by the supermarket operator, subsidiary of Netherlands-based Royal Ahold and owner of the Stop & Shop and Giant Food Stores chains. Price will lecture at a leading university on leadership and technical topics related to her unique business journey in addition to complementing her existing corporate and non-profit board positions, according to the company.

Filling her role is Dan Sullivan who joined Ahold USA in 2010 and most recently served as SVP of business planning and performance. Sullivan will report to COO James McCann.

"I want to thank Paula for her many contributions to Ahold USA," McCann said. "During her tenure, Paula transformed Ahold USA's financial organization and led programs that delivered hundreds of millions of cost savings and helped to build a strong foundation for our future."

Prior to joining Ahold USA, Sullivan was CFO, COO and SVP of strategy for Heineken USA