CFO change ahead at Hot Topic

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Jim McGinty, CFO of teen retailer, Hot Topic, has resigned from the company, effective March 29, the company announced Monday. George Wehlitz, VP, Finance, will serve as the interim CFO.

“We are grateful for Jim’s committed service to the company over the past 12 years and wish him well in the next phase of his career,” said Lisa Harper, chairman and CEO of Hot Topic.

Wehlitz joined Hot Topic in 2008 as VP finance. From November, 2005 to January, 2008, he was CFO at Cycle Gear, a specialty retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories.