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Dine Brands Global has named Vance Chang chief financial officer.

Applebee’s, IHOP parent Dine Brands Global names Vance Chang chief financial officer and Allison Hall senior vice president and chief accounting officer

Former CFO Thomas Song resigned in December

Dine Brands Global Inc. has named Vance Chang its chief financial officer, effective June 14, 2021, the parent company of IHOP and Applebee’s neighborhood Grill & Bar, said Wednesday.

It also has named Allison Hall, who has served as interim CFO since January following the December resignation of Thomas Song, as senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

Vance_Chang.jpgPhoto: Vance Chang, chief financial officer at Dine Brands Global Inc.

Vance most recently was CFO of Exer Urgent Care, and before that he held the same position at Yogaworks. He also has held positions at Pressed Juicery, Moelis & Company, Oracle and Deloitte & Touche. He received a degree in accounting from the University of Washington and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Hall has worked at Dine Brands for 13 years, having joined the company as assistant controller in 2007

“After a rigorous search process, I’m excited to welcome Vance to Dine Brands,” CEO John Peyton said in a press release announcing the appointments. “He is a high-impact executive who brings a compelling blend of strategic and collaborative leadership abilities. Vance will be an asset to our business as we continue on a recovery trajectory and focus on growth across every facet of our business.”

Dine Brands reported a strong quarter in the first three months of 2021, although sales are not yet back to pre-pandemic levels

“Allison is a talented financial executive with a deep understanding of Dine Brands,” Peyton said. “She has helped lead the company through a number of important transactions, during some very unprecedented times. With Vance and Allison at the helm of our financial organization, I look forward to our continued success together as we evolve our business and accelerate our momentum in support of our restaurants and franchisees around the globe.”

Dine Brands Global is based in Glendale, Calif. As of March 31, 2021, there were 1,720 IHOP locations and 1,697 Applebee’s.

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