SIDNEY, Neb. — Cabela's has named Sean Baker as president of World's Foremost Bank and will be appointed CEO effective Jan. 1, 2013. Baker will replace Joseph Friebe, whose planned retirement was announced in June.
“We are very pleased our leadership development efforts and internal succession planning process worked so well to provide us a leader of the caliber of Sean Baker,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s CEO. “Throughout his long career at Cabela’s, Sean has demonstrated strong leadership, excellent judgment, and a deep commitment to our Core Values and developed a financial background ideally suited to lead our Cabela’s Club® Visa program. I have the utmost confidence in Sean’s leadership and look forward to even stronger contributions from our Cabela’s Club Visa program as we move forward.”
Baker began his career with Cabela’s as a financial analyst in 1997. In 2003, he was promoted to director of accounting and finance/controller. In 2007, Baker became director of finance and was promoted to senior director of dinance in May 2011. In December 2011, he was promoted to the position of SVP business development of World’s Foremost Bank. During his time with the financial services business, Baker has led strategic initiatives for the Cabela’s Club Visa program to continue to build loyalty with Cabela’s best customers. Prior to joining Cabela’s, Baker was a certified public accountant with Grant Thornton.