Restaurant Brands International Inc. announced that Burger King Americas president, Chris Finazzo, has left the company, according to an 8-K form filed Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The company did not give a reason for Finazzo’s departure, and no replacement has yet been announced. On an interim basis, Burger King chief marketing officer, Ellie Doty, and chief operating officer, Tom Curtis “will be responsible for the Burger King brand and business in the U.S. and Canada” until a replacement is announced, the 8-K form clarified.
Both Doty and Curtis report directly to RBI CEO José Cil. Doty joined the company last year after previous experience in leadership roles at Chili’s and Yum Brands. Curtis joined the company after several decades as a franchisee and later, executive vice president, with Domino’s Pizza.
Earlier this year, former RBI chief marketing officer Fernando Machado announced his resignation after seven years with the company.
As of March 31, RBI had 27,173 restaurants, including 18,691 Burger Kings, 4,987 Tim Hortons and 3,495 Popeyes, in more than 100 countries.
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