Veritiv CFO Announces Retirement

December 12, 2022

Stephen J. Smith, Veritiv Corp. senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), has informed the company’s board of directors of his intention to retire in September 2023.

Veritiv has appointed Eric J. Guerin as Smith’s successor. He will join Veritiv on January 1, 2023, as senior vice president of finance and will officially assume the role of senior vice president and CFO on March 1, 2023. Smith will remain with the company in an advisory capacity until his retirement in September 2023.

“Steve was the second employee hired at Veritiv in 2014 and, with the support of his team, made many contributions to our company’s strong financial foundation,” said Sal Abbate, Veritiv CEO. “He was instrumental in standing up the finance organization and integrating our two legacy businesses smoothly. Steve’s commitment to supporting a seamless transition to Eric is consistent with how he leads, and we wish him all the best in his next chapter.”

About Veritiv
Sandy Springs, Georgia-based Veritiv Corp. markets and distributes facility maintenance supplies, packaging systems, and printing and business-imaging papers throughout North America. For more information, visit