ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Encourage Manufacturers, Inc. (“Encourage”) at the moment introduced adjustments inside the Chief Monetary Officer position. Kate Jaspon has been named Chief Monetary Officer of Encourage following the introduced retirement of David Pipes. Jaspon was beforehand CFO of lately acquired Dunkin’ Manufacturers 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, inner 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 grew to become clear that she was a tremendous match with Encourage. Her monetary acumen, management, and powerful relationships with the funding neighborhood solidified that she’s perfect for this position,” stated Paul Brown, Chief Government Officer, Encourage.
“I’m honored and humbled to tackle this management place,” Jaspon stated. “I’ve been completely enamored with what Encourage is constructing from day one. That is an unimaginable alternative and I’m so excited to take this world-class group and staff to the subsequent 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’ by means of a lot 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 can be primarily based in Atlanta. Her full biography could also be discovered on the Inspire executive leadership 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 unimaginable time of change and progress. 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 staff by means of the Arby’s acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings and the creation of Encourage in 2018 to the biggest take non-public deal in restaurant historical past when Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins joined the household late final yr.
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 by means of thick and skinny with this firm and all through has been probably the most succesful, steadfast, pushed individuals with deep information and experience in finance with whom I’ve labored,” Brown stated. “Whereas I’m definitely unhappy to see him depart 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 staff he has constructed.”
“I’m extremely grateful for the experiences and alternatives I’ve had at Arby’s and Encourage,” Pipes stated. “This has been a profession journey that far exceeded my early expectations. I’ve gotten to know some superb individuals and helped foster their careers whereas alongside the best way taking part in a essential position within the creation of a restaurant firm in contrast to another. I’ll be watching Encourage’s continued progress intently and know that the corporate is in sturdy arms with Kate.”
About Encourage Manufacturers
Encourage Manufacturers is a multi-brand restaurant firm whose present portfolio contains almost 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, Rusty Taco, and SONIC Drive-In areas worldwide. The corporate was based in 2018 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For extra data, go to InspireBrands.com.