New CFO at Captain D’s

Captain D’s on Thursday announced that it has appointed Laurie Lawhorne as its CFO.

Prior to joining Captain D’s, Lawhorne built a career in finance, most recently serving as VP of capital and corporate planning for Hudson Advisors, a global investment fund. Previously, she spent 17 years with Yum! Brands, serving as director of field finance, responsible for leading a finance team in providing support to Pizza Hut’s 1,300 company-owned restaurants in 24 markets.

She also led Yum as director of financial planning and analysis, where she had direct planning responsibilities for 12,000 international restaurants in more than 100 countries. Additionally, Lawhorne served as manager of tax for Taco Bell and held various financial roles at PepsiCo.

In her new role at the U.S. fast-casual seafood chain, Lawhorne is directly responsible for all financial functions and information technology.

“We were very methodical in indentifing the ideal match for our CFO position, as the role is a critical piece to our continued success,” said Captain D’s CEO and President Phil Greifeld. “Laurie Lawhorne fits our ideals, especially with her depth of experience in foodservice and financing.”

“The powerful executive team matched with a progressive growth strategy made Captain D’s the right next step for my career,” said Lawhorne. “I look forward to applying my experience to this great brand.”


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