GREENWOOD, Colo. – Stuart Brown, executive vice president and CFO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc., will resign his position effective July 15 to accept an opportunity outside the restaurant industry, the company announced.

Stuart Brown, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Stuart Brown, CFO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 

“I have truly enjoyed my time at Red Robin and will be forever grateful for the tremendous opportunities the company has provided me to work with a great leadership team and contribute to the success of a great casual dining brand,” Brown said in a statement. “I now have an opportunity outside the food service industry that is attractive on both a career and family level. I wish my fellow Red Robin team members all the best as they continue to grow the Red Robin brand.”

Terry Harryman, the company’s vice president, chief accounting officer and controller for the past four years, will serve as interim CFO effective immediately following Brown’s departure.

Steve Carley, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Steve Carley, CEO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 

“We are pleased to appoint Terry as our interim CFO,” CEO Steve Carley said in a statement. “We believe that Terry’s deep background — including 20 years of experience leading accounting for the US and Canada and the tax and payroll functions — will continue to be a great asset to Red Robin.”

The company plans to conduct a comprehensive search for the next CFO.