Neil Moses, who earlier this year had been promoted to chief global strategy officer at Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., is resigning from the company effective March 15, 2013.
The Canton, Mass.-based company said Moses is leaving to "pursue other opportunities."
Moses, who joined Dunkin' Brands in 2010, was named to the top international post last June after serving as chief financial officer.
"After two years with Dunkin' Brands, Neil Moses … has decided to leave the company," the company said in a statement. "We have decided not to replace his position. His responsibilities will be assumed by other members of the leadership team upon his departure."
The company said Moses was "instrumental in taking Dunkin' Brands public in 2011 and completing the recent transition to a fully independent company. He also developed and implemented strategies for supply chain and IT improvements to further support the company's global growth."
Moses joined Dunkin' Brands in November 2010 after serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Parametric Technology, a Massachusetts-based software company.
He recently participated in Dunkin' Brands' third-quarter earnings call last month, during which he told investors the company had made a $2 million investment in its Spanish franchisee to help hasten expansion in that country. "We will be opportunistic when we can help accelerate growth in a market or when a strong partner needs assistance," he said.
According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Moses will continue to receive his base salary and benefits through March 15, 2013. The company also will pay as severance Moses' current base salary for 12 months following the transition date.
Dunkin' Brands, the parent of the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands, has about 10,083 restaurants worldwide and generated sales of $6.4 billion in 2011.