|Nigel Travis, chairman and CEO of Dunkin Brands|
“Several weeks ago, Kate seamlessly stepped into the role of CFO on an interim basis, and we are delighted to now officially offer her the position,” said Nigel Travis, chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands. “Kate has made significant contributions to our organization, and she has helped lead us through a number of important transactions, including our IPO and follow-on equity offerings, securitization and several debt restructurings, and has overseen the implementation of our enterprise risk management program. With her thorough knowledge of our business, her background in financial planning, analysis and reporting, as well as her accounting and treasury management skills, Kate will be critical to help us achieve both short- and long-term goals.”
In her role as CFO, Jaspon will have responsibility for accounting, corporate tax, investor relations and competitive intelligence in addition to her current responsibilities for global financial planning and analysis, business analytics, debt and cash management, electronic payments and insurance.
Jaspon joined Dunkin’ Brands as assistant controller in 2005, later being promoted to vice president, controller and corporate treasurer. Since 2014 she has held the title of vice-president of finance and treasury. Prior to joining Dunkin’ Brands she was with KPMG LLP, where she spent eight years supporting both public and private companies as an auditor.
“I look forward to working with the company leadership and our franchisee community to execute against our six-part strategy designed to drive growth and long-term competitive differentiation by positioning Dunkin’ as a beverage-led, to-go brand,” Jaspon said.
Dunkin’ Brands also announced that Dennis McCarthy, vice-president of financial management, has been named vice-president of finance and treasury, and will expand his responsibilities to oversee both the finance and treasury teams. He will continue to report to Jaspon.