CANTON, MASS. — Kate Jaspon has been promoted to chief financial officer of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., effective June 5. Ms. Jaspon, who is vice-president, finance and treasury, has been serving as interim c.f.o. since April, when former c.f.o. Paul Carbone left the company for a general management position in the specialty retail industry.
|Nigel Travis, chairman and c.e.o. of Dunkin’ Brands|
“Several weeks ago, Kate seamlessly stepped into the role of c.f.o. on an interim basis, and we are delighted to now officially offer her the position,” said Nigel Travis, chairman and chief executive officer of Dunkin’ Brands. “Kate has made significant contributions to our organization, and she has helped lead us through a number of important transactions, including our i.p.o. and follow-on equity offerings, securitization and several debt restructurings, and has overseen the implementation of our enterprise risk management program. With her thorough knowledge of our business, her background in financial planning, analysis and reporting, as well as her accounting and treasury management skills, Kate will be critical to help us achieve both short- and long-term goals.”
In her role as c.f.o., Ms. Jaspon will have responsibility for accounting, corporate tax, investor relations and competitive intelligence in addition to her current responsibilities for global financial planning and analysis, business analytics, debt and cash management, electronic payments and insurance.
Ms. Jaspon joined Dunkin’ Brands as assistant controller in 2005, later being promoted to vice-president, controller and corporate treasurer. Since 2014 she has held the title of vice-president, finance and treasury. Prior to joining Dunkin’ Brands she was with KPMG L.L.P., where she spent eight years supporting both public and private companies as an auditor.
A certified public accountant, Ms. Jaspon is a graduate of Babson College.
“I look forward to working with the company leadership and our franchisee community to execute against our six-part strategy designed to drive growth and long-term competitive differentiation by positioning Dunkin’ as a beverage-led, to-go brand,” Ms. Jaspon said.Dunkin’ Brands also announced that Dennis McCarthy, vice-president of financial management, has been named vice-president of finance and treasury, and will expand his responsibilities to oversee both the finance and treasury teams. He will continue to report to Ms. Jaspon.