Papa John’s International, a pizza company, has announced that chief financial officer (CFO) David Flanery is retiring after 16 years with the company, and has promoted Lance Tucker to CFO. Flanery will continue at the company through May, working closely with Tucker to ensure a smooth transition of duties and responsibilities.
Flanery joined Papa John’s in 1994 after 15 years with Ernst & Young. During his career with Papa John’s he served in several finance and leadership positions, including as CFO since 2004 and interim head of the company’s international division on three separate occasions. During Flanery’s tenure with the company, Papa John’s grew from a regional chain of 400 restaurants in 1994, to a global brand with 3,700 restaurants in all 50 states and 32 countries today.
Tucker has served as senior vice president (SVP), strategic planning and chief of staff since 2010, responsible for strategic planning and overseeing information services, risk services and project management office. He has 20 years of finance and management experience, including two terms with Papa John’s – including in manager and director of finance roles from 1994 to 1999, focusing on budgeting, analysis and financial reporting; and rejoining the company in 2009 as chief of staff and to oversee strategic planning. From 2003 to 2009, Tucker was CFO of Evergreen Real Estate. Tucker is a certified public accountant (CPA) and started his career with Ernst & Young.
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