CANTON, MASS. — Neil Moses is set to join Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. as chief financial officer, effective Nov. 16. Mr. Moses will succeed Kate Lavelle. Mr. Moses also will serve on the Dunkin' Brands executive leadership team and will report directly to Nigel Travis, chief executive officer of Dunkin’ Brands and president of Dunkin’ Donuts.

“Neil has an established track record of helping to build successful companies and brings with him a thorough knowledge of finance, technology and strategic planning that is critical to a growing, global food service organization like Dunkin’ Brands,” Mr. Travis said. “With his strong financial acumen, strategic sense and extensive business experience, Neil is the perfect fit for our operations-focused culture and should help us achieve both our short- and long-term goals.”

Prior to joining Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Moses was executive vice-president and c.f.o. at Parametric Technology Corp., a Massachusetts-based billion-dollar software company. Earlier, he was executive vice-president and c.f.o. at Axcelis Technologies, a semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer. Before transitioning to technology, he held senior financial roles in the retail sector. He was senior vice-president and c.f.o. at Bradlees, Inc., and he also was senior vice-president of finance at Ames Department Stores.

Mr. Moses received a bachelor’s degree at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and a master’s degree at Dartmouth College, Amos Tuck School of Business.