Papa Johns' CFO steps down

Ann Gugino, whom the quick-service pizza chain hired in 2020, resigned as chief financial officer this week. The company said that it is searching for a replacement.
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Papa Johns CFO Ann Gugino resigned after nearly three years with the pizza chain. / Photograph: Shutterstock.

Ann Gugino is stepping down as chief financial officer of Papa Johns, the company said in a federal securities filing on Wednesday.

The Louisville, Ky.-based pizza chain has not named a permanent replacement and said it has begun a search for a CFO. Chris Collins, who has been VP of treasury and tax with Papa Johns, is taking over as the principal financial and accounting officer on an interim basis.

Gugino’s departure as CFO is effective on Wednesday, though she will remain “an employee of the company” through the end of May, assisting Papa Johns with the transition.

Gugino came to Papa Johns in 2020, joining the company from Target. She was part of a wave of c-level executives the company appointed following the 2019 hiring of CEO Rob Lynch.

Collins has been with Papa Johns since 2021. Before that, he worked with Signet Jewelers as VP of treasury and worked in financial roles with several companies over more than 25 years, the company said.

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