William (Bill) T. Giles, Vice Chair
Bill Giles joined AutoZone in 2006. From 2007 to 2012, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President Finance, Information Technology and Store Development. He is currently Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President Finance, Information Technology and ALLDATA. Previously, Mr. Giles was with Linens ‘n Things for 15 years where he was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Giles joined Linens ‘n Things in 1991 as an Assistant Controller in the Finance Department.
He was named the company’s CFO in 1997, promoted to Senior Vice President in 2000, and Executive Vice President in 2003. He began his career in 1981 as an accountant at Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr. Giles holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management from Alfred University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPA’s.
In 2010, Mr. Giles was honored as CFO of the Year by the Memphis Business Journal. In 2012, he was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 25 CFOs of public companies in the country.
Mr. Giles is a member of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl board of directors, the Lausanne Collegiate School board of directors and the Brinker International board.