Hot Topic CFO to resign

City of Industry, Calif. -- Hot Topic announced that its chief financial officer, Jim McGinty, has resigned, effective March 29. The company said that George Wehlitz, VP finance will serve as interim CFO.

McGinty had worked for Hot Topic Inc. for the past 12 years. His resignation is effective March 29.

Wehlitz became VP finance at Hot Topic in 2008. He previously served as CFO at motorcycle clothing and accessories company Cycle Gear Inc.

Before joining Cycle Gear, Wehlitz worked at Hot Topic from February 2002 through November 2005 serving as VP controller in 2002 and then as VP finance from August 2003 to November 2005.