Dunkin’ Brands’ announced Thursday that its chief financial officer, Paul Carbone, was stepping down to take a general management position in the specialty retail industry.
Carbone, who’s departure will be official April 21, worked in the retail field prior to joining the company, which operates Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.
Kate Jaspon, Dunkin’ Brands vice president, finance and treasurer, will serve as interim CFO as the company begins a “comprehensive search for a permanent CFO and will consider both internal and external candidates.” Jaspon will report directly to Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis and will be responsible for accounting, corporate tax, investor relations, and competitive intelligence in addition to her current duties, which include global financial planning and analysis, business analytics, debt and cash management, electronic payments, and insurance.
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.
She started as assistant controller in 2005 and was later promoted to vice president, controller and corporate treasurer.