Dunkin' Brands c.f.o. to step down

by Monica Watrous
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Paul Carbone, Dunkin' Brands
Paul Carbone, c.f.o. of Dunkin’ Brands, plans to leave the company in April.

CANTON, MASS. — Paul Carbone, chief financial officer of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., will leave the company in April for a general management position in the specialty retail industry, the company announced March 23. Kate Jaspon, vice-president, finance and treasurer, will serve as interim c.f.o. The company is undertaking a comprehensive search for a permanent replacement and will consider both internal and external candidates.

Mr. Carbone became c.f.o. of Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, in 2012. He joined the company in 2008 as vice-president of financial planning and analysis, and advanced to the role of vice-president of strategy and finance, in 2011. Prior to Dunkin’ Brands, he was vice-president of finance at Victoria’s Secret for six years.

Kate Jaspon, Dunkin' Brands
Kate Jaspon, vice-president, finance and treasurer, will serve as interim c.f.o.

Ms. Jaspon has been with the company for 11 years and has held her current role since 2014. She will report directly to Nigel Travis, chief executive officer of Dunkin’ Brands, and will oversee 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.

“Kate is a talented financial executive with a deep understanding of Dunkin' Brands,” Mr. Travis said. “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 is well qualified to lead our world-class financial team during this transition period.

“We thank Paul for his significant contributions to the company and wish him well in his new position.” 
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