Lance Tucker has been named CFO of Jack in the Box
SAN DIEGO – Jack in the Box Inc. announced that Lance F. Tucker will join the company as executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 26. Tucker is currently senior vice president, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for Papa John’s International Inc. He will resign his role effective March 2. Papa John’s will begin a search to replace Tucker as CFO.

Lenny Comma, chairman and CEO of Jack in the Box

“Lance has been a critical member of our executive leadership team. He has also been instrumental in developing an already strong and deep finance department. I appreciate all his contributions during his many years with the company and wish him the best in his new role,” said Steve Ritchie, the company’s president and CEO.

Jerry Rebel, executive vice president and CFO of Jack in the Box

Jerry P. Rebel, who has been executive vice president and CFO for Jack in the Box since 2005, announced in April 2017 his plans to retire from the company when a successor was hired.

“We cannot thank Jerry enough for all of his contributions to the organization,” said Lenny Comma, Jack in the Box chairman and CEO. “He’s been well-respected amongst the investment community, and under his stewardship as CFO we’ve transformed our business model: Franchise ownership of the Jack in the Box brand has increased from approximately 25 percent in 2005 to nearly 88 percent today; the company has returned more than $2.5 billion of cash to shareholders through stock repurchases and dividends; and Jack in the Box common stock has appreciated by nearly 500 percent, as of market close on Jan. 12, 2018. We wish Jerry all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

Tucker was promoted to CFO and treasurer at Papa John’s in February 2011 and added the CAO title and responsibilities in July 2012. From June 2010 to February 2011 he was Papa John’s Chief of Staff and senior vice president, Strategic Planning, and he served as its Chief of Staff and vice president, Strategic Planning from June 2009 to June 2010.

Tucker is a licensed certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree from Transylvania Univ. in Lexington, Kentucky. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Transylvania Univ.

“Lance brings a wealth of restaurant industry experience to our organization,” Comma said. “He has a proven history of driving results in several key, strategic business functions, including finance, accounting and IT. He has strong leadership qualities and will be a great fit with our executive team. We look forward to welcoming Lance and his family to the Jack in the Box family.”