Melvin Tucker, Genesco’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, has resigned, effective Nov. 27, in order to pursue an opportunity outside of the company.

The American footwear retailer has started searching for a new CFO. In the interim, the position will be held by the company’s president and chief executive Mimi Vaughn, who previously served as CFO. She will also oversee a newly established office of the CFO, which will be co-led by Brently Baxter, vice president and chief accounting officer, Matthew Johnson, vice president and treasurer, and Dave Slater, vice president of financial planning & analysis and investor relations.

Genesco highlighted that Tucker’s departure is not related to the company’s operations, financial reporting or controls.