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Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s owner names Charles Jemley CFO

CKE Restaurants also named Kerry Olson chief legal officer.
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CKE Restaurants Holdings, the parent company of fast-food chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, this week named Charles Jemley the company’s new CFO.

Kerry Olson courtesy of CKE Restaurants

Kerry Olson, meanwhile, was named chief legal officer and general counsel of the Franklin, Tenn.-based company.

Charles Jemley courtesy of CKE Restaurants

Both executives “bring valuable food industry experience that will help guide the growth and evolution of our company and brands,” CEO Jason Marker said in a statement.

Jemley comes to CKE from Starbucks Corp., where he’d served in a number of senior positions over the past 12 years. He worked with Yum Brands for 15 years before that.

“Charles brings extensive financial, operational and strategic experience to CKE” and “will be instrumental as

we enter our next phase of growth and expand the footprint of our brands,” Marker said.

Olson joins CKE from the law firm Faegre Baker Daniels and has spent more than a decade in the food industry, having worked with both Buffalo Wild Wings and International Dairy Queen.

Marker called Olson “a distinguished law professional” who will “help guide our continued global growth.”

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