DALLAS — Thomas Kim has been named chief financial officer of Smoothie King Franchies, Inc.
Mr. Kim joins the smoothie chain from YourCause, a corporate social giving software technology company where he was c.f.o. for the past year. Before that, he was c.f.o. of Working Solutions for nearly five years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kim held various roles in investment banking and management consulting at Citigroup, MHT Partners and Boston Consulting Group.
“Tom has a strong track record as a strategic c.f.o. for high-growth companies, which is a perfect fit for Smoothie King as we continue our rapid expansion,” said Wan Kim, chief executive officer of Smoothie King. “Not only are we growing, we are also transitioning into a health and wellness brand with our ongoing focus on the Clean Blends initiative, and Tom’s strong financial leadership will ensure we remain well-positioned to continue leading the smoothie category.”
Founded in 1973, Smoothie King is a privately held franchise company with more than 1,000 locations worldwide. Last year, Smoothie King had more than 10% increase in U.S. systemwide sales, which the company accredits to its new Clean Blends initiative, which focuses on offering smoothies with more whole fruits and vegetables while removing added sugars, artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.