Popeyes' CFO announces departure

April 15, 2014

Mel Hope, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen SVP and chief financial officer, announced he is leaving the company effective May 23 to pursue other opportunities.

According to a news release, the company has commenced a search for his successor, reviewing both internal and external candidates. Hope will assist in the transition of duties to an interim CFO and will remain a consultant to the company through the summer.

"On behalf of everyone at Popeyes, I want to thank Mel for his many contributions over the last 11 years. Mel has played an important leadership role in the transformation of the company's performance. He has built a capable finance organization and has orchestrated transactions that have created significant value for our shareholders," CEO Cheryl Bachelder said in the release. "Mel is leaving the company in a good position for the future; we wish him well."

Topics: Operations Management

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