- Church’s Texas Chicken appointed Danton Nolan as EVP and CFO, effective Monday, the company said in a press release.
- Nolan succeeds Louis Profumo, who retired after 18 years at the chain.
- At Church’s, Nolan will work on strategic priorities with corporate and brand finance teams as the company expands unit count domestically and internationally this year.
The 1,500-unit company has accelerated its growth since High Bluff’s acquisition, adding 75 international units last year. Major growth markets for Church’s include Canada, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.
Nolan, who has over a decade in restaurant experience, previously worked at Inspire Brands as SVP, company finance, capital and real estate for leading a team focused on “company operations finance, real estate and development finance, capital and services transformation,” according to the press release. He served in his most recent role for nine months after spending over four years as Inspire Brands’ SVP, business CFO and services transformation officer, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also worked at Arby’s as SVP of finance for over five years and contributed to the brand’s turnaround initiative.
“In addition to his deep industry expertise, Danton brings an operational focus and a firm understanding of where we’re going and how to help us get there,” Guith said in a press release.