Wallingford, Conn. — Edible Arrangements International has promoted Amanda D.H. Allen, vice president of finance and accounting, to chief financial officer (CFO).
"I firmly believe that cultivating talent from within builds a strong corporate culture and I am thrilled whenever someone from within the organization is promoted," says Tariq Farid, founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements. "Amanda is a results-driven professional who has taken on every new challenge and excelled. Her passion and aptitude for creating value for our franchisees, customers and employees will serve us well."
Prior to joining Edible in 2015, Allen's career began in consumer & retail investment banking at UBS and included corporate finance and strategic planning leadership roles at PepsiCo, Starwood Hotels and Waterworks, a founder-led and private equity backed retailer.
Allen succeeds Tony DiPippa, who will take on an expanded role overseeing the day-to-day operations of Edible and working closely with Farid to manage his portfolio of companies.
With more than 1,300 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC is the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Select Edible Arrangements locations also carry the company's rapidly expanding Edible To Go® line which features all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies, Dipped Fruit™, fresh squeezed lemonade and orange juice, and fresh fruit salads, sundaes and parfaits and treats. For more information, visit www.edible.com.
SOURCE: Edible Arrangements