BUSINESS: Retailers Eyemart Express Names Mike Loftus to Chief Financial Officer Post By Staff Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:18 AM DALLAS—Eyemart Express, a national optical retailer with more than 200 locations, has announced that Mike Loftus will join the company as chief financial officer, effective July 20. Loftus will lead the retailer’s finance department and serve as a strategic adviser to Eyemart Express’ CEO and leadership team, the announcement noted. “Mike will be an excellent addition to our Eyemart family, as he brings a strong track record in achieving data-focused operational and financial goals, and building high-performing, cohesive teams,” chief executive officer Michael Bender said.“His hands-on approach and leadership experience will be an invaluable addition to propel our growth strategy.”Loftus brings more than 25 years of finance experience to Eyemart Express with a significant concentration in the retail sector. He joins the company from Lori’s Gifts, the nation’s largest provider of hospital gift shop retail and concierge services, where he most recently served as CFO. Prior to that, he held finance leadership roles at GameStop and Blockbuster. “I feel privileged to join Eyemart Express as CFO and look forward to working with Michael and the entire Eyemart Express team to build on the company’s successful foundation and execute its business priorities,” Loftus said. Eyemart Express now operates 231 stores in 42 states, and ranks among the top 10 optical retailers in the nation with its family of brands: Vision 4 Less, Visionmart Express and Eyewear Express.