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Fazoli’s names David Hasler CFO

Company makes other executive changes to finance department

Fazoli’s, the fast-casual Italian chain, has named David Hasler as chief financial officer, the company said Monday.

Hasler most recently served as senior director of global treasury for Walmart. He succeeds Rodney Lee, who left Lexington, Ky.-based Fazoli’s last summer to become CFO at The Krystal Co.

Fazoli’s said Hasler will oversee the company’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, information technology, payroll and legal services departments.

In addition to Hasler’s hiring, the company announced other changes to its finance department.

Tracy Haskins, a 20-year company veteran, has been promoted to vice president of finance and treasury, and Spencer Houlihan has rejoined Fazoli's in the new position of vice president for financial planning and analysis. Houlihan returned to the company, where he first began work in 2008, after a year with University of Kentucky Healthcare.

"The Fazoli's brand is very fortunate to be starting off the year with such an impressive team guiding our finance department," said Carl Howard, Fazoli’s president and CEO, in a statement.

"Tracy and Spencer are company veterans who have played an integral part in our success, while David brings a wealth of financial experience and expertise to the CFO role,” Howard said. 

Fazoli’s is owned by Sentinel Capital Partners, which acquired the chain in July 2015 from Sun Capital Partners. 

Fazoli’s has nearly 220 restaurants in 25 states.

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