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Inspire Brands names Kate Jaspon CFO

The Dunkin’ Brands finance chief will take over for David Pipes, who is retiring after a 40-year career.


Starbucks names John Culver COO

The longtime company veteran takes over for Roz Brewer, who is now the CEO of Walgreen’s. Michael Conway will take over as president of international.

Danielle Vona, a veteran of Sonic and Pepsico, moves up from CMO of Outback.

The franchise veteran previously helped to expand Qdoba, Moe's and Potbelly.

The owner of Fatburger and Johnny Rockets also named Allen Sussman general counsel and Rob Rosen EVP capital markets.

The company said he resigned to pursue opportunities elsewhere. The pizza chain said that CEO Ritch Allison would act as interim finance chief until a permanent successor is found.

The former Mooyah president will lead operations at the San Diego-based burger chain.

The supplier-community veteran intends to return to the manufacturing sector after a 12-year run at the top of the association.

The former Bojangles and Jack’s executive takes over the chain that was sold earlier this year. Hank Simpson was named chief operating officer.

The industry veteran will serve as the chief restaurant officer for the upscale casual dining concept and winery.

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