Flynn Dekker resigns as Wingstop CMO

The marketing chief will take a sabbatical to spend time with his family.

Flynn Dekker has resigned as chief marketing officer at Wingstop, the company said on Monday.

Dekker, who had been the chain’s CMO since 2014, plans to take a sabbatical and spend time with his family. He will serve as a consultant while Wingstop looks for his replacement.

“Flynn has been instrumental to Wingstop’s success and has helped position the brand for continued success well into the future,” Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison said in a statement. “He has been a valued friend and business partner and will be greatly missed.”

Dekker’s departure is the latest in a number of job changes involving chief marketing officers. Last week, for instance, Chipotle’s chief marketing and strategy officer, Mark Crumpacker, left the company following the hiring of new CEO Brian Niccol.

Wingstop is based in Dallas. The fast-casual chicken wing chain has more than 1,100 locations.

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