Chutes & Ladders: Two CFOs step down; Chipotle hires first CIO

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good wordor the badfrom your shop to Allison Moon and we will feature the news here at the end of each week.

> Under Armour's COO and CFO Brad Dickerson is stepping down to become CFO of Blue Apron, a startup recipe and fresh ingredient delivery service launched in 2012. He will remain with Under Armour through February 2016 to see it through the transition. Dickerson started at Under Armour in 2004 as corporate controller and became VP of accounting and finance in 2006. Two years later, Dickerson was appointed as CFO and in early 2015 he was given the COO title. Prior to Under Armour, Dickerson was CFO of Macquaria Aviation North America and held several positions at Network Building & Consulting, including CFO. Story

 

Meijer appointed a new president, Rick Keyes, who will become the 81-year-old retailer's seventh president. Former Meijer president, J.K. Symancyk, is leaving Meijer to lead Academy Sports + Outdoors, effective Nov. 2. A 26-year company veteran, Keyes started at Meijer as a pharmacist in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2006, he's served as exec-VP of supply chain and manufacturing. In this role, Keyes oversaw Meijer's expansion into manufacturing and executed an initiative resulting in a near-zero emission truck fleet. Story

Chipotle hired Curt Garner as its first CIO, reporting to CFO Jack Hartung. Garner was formerly CIO at Starbucks, where he worked for 18 years. At Starbucks, Garner held various IT positions, starting when the chain had less than 2,000 stores. He played a significant role in developing the technology infrastructure to support the global business Starbucks is today. Garner also held leadership IT positions at Wendy's prior to his time at Starbucks. He will start at Chipotle on Nov. 23, 2015. Story

Canada-based convenience store chain Alimentation Couche-Tard's VP and CFO Raymond Paré is resigning, effective Oct. 16. He has held the CFO position since 2008. Paré said he plans to pursue other interests and spend more time with his family. Couche-Tard started an executive search for his replacement and the company's president and CEO, Brian Hannasch, will handle financial and investor queries until a Paré's successor is appointed. Prior to serving as CFO at Couche-Tard, Paré was VP of corporate finance and treasurer from 2007 to 2008. He started at Couche-Tard as senior director of finance in 2003. Story

 

 

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