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Dunkin’ Brands names Kate Jaspon permanent CFO

Former VP of finance had served in interim capacity since April

Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. has named interim CFO Kate Jaspon to the permanent role, effective June 5, the company said on Wednesday.

Jaspon (below), formerly Dunkin' Brands vice president of finance and treasurer, had served as interim CFO since April. She replaces Paul Carbone.

"Kate has made significant contributions to our organization, and she has helped lead us through a number of important transactions, including our IPO and follow-on equity offerings, securitization and several debt restructurings, and has overseen the implementation of our enterprise risk management program,” Dunkin' Brands chairman and CEO Nigel Travis said in a statement. 

“With her thorough knowledge of our business; her background in financial planning, analysis and reporting; as well as her accounting and treasury management skills, Kate will be critical to help us achieve both short- and long-term goals," he added.

Jaspon has been with Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands since 2005, when she joined as an assistant controller. She eventually earned the roles of vice president, controller and corporate treasurer. Previously, she worked for eight years at KPMG.

"I look forward to working with the company leadership and our franchisee community to execute against our six-part strategy designed to drive growth and long-term competitive differentiation by positioning Dunkin' as a beverage-led, to-go brand," Jaspon said in a statement.

Dunkin’ Brands also appointed Dennis McCarthy, vice president of financial management, to the expanded role of vice president, finance and treasury. He will continue to report to Jaspon.

Dunkin’ Brands has 12,200 Dunkin' Donuts locations and more than 7,800 Baskin-Robbins units in more than 60 countries worldwide.

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