Margaritas Mexican Restaurant has named Bonnie Monahan its new chief financial officer, the Portsmouth, N.H.-based casual-dining chain said.
Monahan previously served as vice president and treasurer of Dunkin’ Brands Inc., leading that company’s recapitalization and initial public offering earlier this year.
Before that, she worked for six years as vice president of strategic planning, business development and investor relations at the Timberland Company. She also has held positions at Staples, Reader’s Digest and PepsiCo.
Monahan earned a master’s degree in business administration in finance and statistics from the University of Chicago.
“I am very excited to join Margaritas, a great brand which is poised for successful growth,” Monahan said in a release. “I am aligned with our priority of excellence in execution, and my focus will be to ensure that the management group delivers excellent support to our colleagues in the field, in our restaurants, and to our franchisees.”
Margaritas started franchising earlier this year with the opening of a unit in Livingston, N.J., in June.
Monahan’s appointment comes two months after Hugo Marin joined Margaritas as its president in September.