Scotts Miracle-Gro names CFO

From interim position, Cory Miller is promoted up the ranks again.
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Cory Miller

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company named Cory Miller to the post of executive vice president and chief financial officer. Miller was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer on an interim basis earlier this year after previously serving as vice president of finance for Hawthorne Gardening Company.

“Cory brings over 20 years of financial and leadership experience," said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and chief executive officer. "His contributions while at the helm of finance for Hawthorne have proved to be invaluable, including the integration of Sunlight Supply and several other deals that have led to the current Hawthorne portfolio. Cory has been deeply involved in the business, excelling in a series of corporate and operating roles here at Scotts. He has confidently assumed the duties as interim CFO and will now do so on a permanent basis. I am confident in his ability to continue to support our Company’s growth strategies.”

Miller’s recent contributions to the growth and success of Hawthorne Gardening Company enabled him to emerge as one of the company’s brightest leaders, according to the announcement. His tenure at the company spans a little more than two decades in which he has held a variety of roles. In addition to serving as vice president of finance for Hawthorne from 2016 to 2020, Miller also served the organization as vice president and chief audit executive for Scotts Miracle-Gro from 2015 to 2016. Other roles have included vice president of finance and business development and finance lead for Scotts Miracle-Gro’s North America sales.

Miller received his bachelor’s in business administration from Bowling Green State University and is a certified public accountant. Prior to joining Scotts Miracle-Gro, Miller held auditor roles at EY and served as corporate accountant with Borden Capital Management Partners.