Cole Haan Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

New York City — Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer, has appointed Tom Linko as chief financial officer. He brings a wealth of experience to this role, having served most recently as CFO of Kate Spade & Co.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Chief Financial Officer

Katy, Texas — Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors, a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, has appointed Michael Mullican as chief financial officer, effective January 10, 2018. It is a position he has held on an interim basis since September 2017.

Office Depot, Inc. Appoints New CFO

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot, Inc. has appointed Joseph T. Lower as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective January 8, 2018. He succeeds Stephen E. Hare, who is retiring after 4 years in the role. Hare will assist in the transition of duties.

Natural Grocers Appoints New CFO

Lakewood, Colo. — Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. has appointed Todd Dissinger as chief financial officer (CFO), effective January 1, 2018. Dissinger will assume the CFO role from Sandra Buffa, who will retire effective December 31, 2017.

Federal Signal Promotes Senior Vice President and CFO

Oak Brook, Ill. — The board of directors of Federal Signal Corporation, a leader in environmental and safety solutions, has promoted Ian A. Hudson to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 24, 2017. Hudson, who has served as the company's interim chief financial officer since March 21, 2017, will continue to serve as the company's principal accounting officer.

Pei Wei Names New Chief Financial Officer

Dallas — Pei Wei, the leading Pan-Asian, fast-casual restaurant brand, is continuing its executive team expansion with the addition of Jim Lebs as chief financial officer. He joins Pei Wei from CiCi’s Pizza.

U.S. Concrete Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Euless, Texas — U.S. Concrete, Inc. has hired financial executive John E. Kunz to join the executive team as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Kunz brings over 30 years of financial expertise to U.S. Concrete, including accounting, tax, finance and capital markets experience.

Real Mex Restaurants Names New CFO

Cypress, Calif. — Real Mex Restaurants, a leading operator of full-service Mexican restaurants, including Chevys Fresh Mex, El Torito, Acapulco and Pink Taco, has appointed Judd Tirnauer as chief financial officer, effective immediately. He joins Real Mex from Wet Seal.

J.Crew Promotes CFO and Treasurer

New York City — J.Crew Group, Inc. has promoted Vincent Zanna, previously senior vice president of finance and treasurer, to chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately. He will continue reporting to Michael J. Nicholson, president and chief operating officer.

Betco® Names New President and COO

Bowling Green, Ohio — According to Paul Betz, CEO of Betco Corporation, the following company promotions are effective July 1, 2017: Brad Betz has been promoted to president; Denise Lennard has been promoted to chief operating officer; and Tony Lyons continues as chief financial officer.

Things Remembered Names New President, COO & CFO

Cleveland — Lisa Gavales has resigned from her post at Things Remembered as chairman, chief executive officer and president. Nelson Tejada has been promoted from senior vice president and chief merchandising officer to president, and Dave J. Helkey, has been promoted from chief financial officer to chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

Dunkin' Brands Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), has promoted Kate Jaspon, interim CFO, to the position of chief financial officer (CFO), effective June 5, 2017. She will report directly to Dunkin' Brands' CEO, Nigel Travis.

Cheesecake Factory CFO To Retire

Calabasas Hills, Calif. — The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, W. Douglas Benn, will retire from the company on July 7, 2017. He will be succeeded by Matthew Clark, who brings over 11 years of experience with the company, most recently serving as senior vice president, finance and strategy.

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