NEW YORK- Shake Shack Inc. has announced the appointment of Tara Comonte as CFO effective mid-June of this year. She will lead financial operations across the company and work with Randy Garutti, CEO, to provide overall strategic direction.

Comonte brings over 15 years of experience in international finance and operations, including strategy development and execution, accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations, plus business intelligence and technology.

"I am excited to welcome Tara to the Shake Shack leadership team as CFO. Her breadth of experience, together with her innovative and results-oriented mindset make her the right person to help lead and champion Shake Shack’s incredible growth ahead,” said Garutti in a statement. “I know Tara will be an outstanding addition to Shake Shack's unique people culture, as well as helping us define and execute against our sizeable growth opportunity.”

Prior to joining Shake Shack Comonte was chief financial and business affairs officer and executive vice president at Getty Images, having joined in April 2013 as CFO and senior vice president; CFO at McCann Worldgroup. She also was a key founding member of Mediabrands, IPG’s award-winning media group, managing more than $30 billion of billings globally, serving there as Global CFO and COO.

"Shake Shack has built an incredible brand, delivered impressive expansion and growth, all while maintaining its core values,” Comonte said. “I have admired the business from a distance and am now thrilled to join the team. There are so many opportunities that lie ahead for Shake Shack, they’re just getting started, and I am fortunate to be part of the next phase of that journey.”