Shipley Do-Nuts Appoints CFO & VP of Operations

by Katie Lee

Houston — Shipley Do-Nuts has appointed Brad Reynolds, a seasoned multi-unit restaurant executive who previously served as the CFO at Blaze Pizza and Smashburger, as its new chief financial officer. Chris Smith is also joining the leadership team as Shipley’s vice president of operations; he has held leadership roles at multiple franchise restaurant brands, including Eskimo Hut, Rave Restaurant Group and Smashburger.

“We have big goals for Shipley, and Brad’s and Chris’ experiences with successful franchise systems will be a strategic advantage for us as we focus on building even more new units, increasing shop sales and developing best-in-class operational systems for our franchisees,” says Flynn Dekker, CEO of Shipley Do-Nuts. “This is a pivotal time in Shipley’s 87-year history as we continue to modernize the brand and expand our footprint across the U.S.”

Shipley continues to expand its reach into new markets. The company recently inked a new multi-unit development deal in Charlotte, N.C., and has opened locations in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Spartanburg, S.C.; and Giddings, Texas, in just the last 3 weeks. By the end of 2023, the brand will have opened over 20 new shops for the year, growing its footprint into 12 total states and leading to another record year of new shop openings.

For the first time in company history, Shipley opened territories for development in the Midwest, including Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio, and is actively recruiting franchisees in the Midwest and throughout the Southeast. For more information, visit

Founded in 1936, Houston-based Shipley Do-Nuts has nearly 350 company-owned and franchised restaurants across 12 states.

SOURCE: Shipley Do-Nuts

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