Encourage Manufacturers introduced modifications throughout the Chief Monetary Officer position. Kate Jaspon has been named CFO following the introduced retirement of David Pipes. Jaspon was beforehand CFO of just lately acquired Dunkin’ the place she spent greater than 15 years in Finance and Treasury roles.
Jaspon will transition into her new position this month and can oversee all accounting and reporting, tax, monetary planning and evaluation, inside audit, in addition to handle Encourage’s relationships with lending establishments, traders, and the monetary neighborhood.
“Working with Kate whereas Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins have been becoming a member of the Encourage household, it turned clear that she was an incredible match with Encourage. Her monetary acumen, management, and robust relationships with the funding neighborhood solidified that she’s supreme for this position,” says Paul Brown, Chief Government Officer, Encourage.
“I’m honored and humbled to tackle this management place,” Jaspon says. “I’ve been completely enamored with what Encourage is constructing from day one. That is an unbelievable alternative and I’m so excited to take this world-class group and workforce to the following degree.”
Jaspon joined Dunkin’ Manufacturers in December 2005 as Assistant Controller. She was later promoted to Vice President, Finance and Treasury and Company Controller, and was appointed Chief Monetary Officer in June 2017. She has led Dunkin’ via plenty of transactions, together with the Firm’s IPO in 2011 and follow-on fairness choices, securitization and quite a few different debt transactions, the divestiture of the Togo’s model, and the sale to Encourage. Jaspon shall be based mostly in Atlanta. Her full biography could also be discovered on the Encourage government management web page.
After a 40-year profession, almost half of that with Arby’s and Encourage, David Pipes introduced his retirement. Pipes began in 2003 with Arby’s franchisee RTM. He held key management positions in finance and accounting at RTM after which at Arby’s throughout an unbelievable time of change and development. He performed an instrumental position in Arby’s 2005 acquisition of RTM, in addition to Arby’s subsequent merger with Wendy’s Worldwide in 2008, which resulted within the formation of the Wendy’s/Arby’s Group. Pipes remained with Arby’s when Roark bought the model in 2011 when he was additionally named CFO.
Pipes performed a number one position in 4 multi-billion-dollar acquisitions over a span of simply three years. He led the corporate’s monetary workforce via the Arby’s acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings and the creation of Encourage in 2018 to the most important take non-public deal in restaurant historical past when Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins joined the household late final 12 months.
All through his time with the corporate, David has grown his management in Finance, culminating in his most up-to-date position as CFO of Encourage. Beforehand, he labored for Yum! Manufacturers, Inc. and PepsiCo, and he started his profession in public accounting at Coopers and Lybrand.
“David has been via thick and skinny with this firm and all through has been some of the succesful, steadfast, pushed folks with deep data and experience in finance with whom I’ve labored,” Brown says. “Whereas I’m definitely unhappy to see him go away the corporate, I’m additionally happy to know that he can look again on his profession and legacy at Arby’s and Encourage with an immense sense of satisfaction for all that he has achieved and the workforce he has constructed.”
“I’m extremely grateful for the experiences and alternatives I’ve had at Arby’s and Encourage,” Pipes provides. “This has been a profession journey that far exceeded my early expectations. I’ve gotten to know some wonderful folks and helped foster their careers whereas alongside the way in which taking part in a vital position within the creation of a restaurant firm not like every other. I’ll be watching Encourage’s continued development intently and know that the corporate is in robust palms with Kate.”
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