Noodles Hires Carl Lukach as CFO Encourages Kathy Lockhart to Chief Accounting Officer

Noodles & Company today introduced that Carl Lukach has been named the Company’s Main Money Officer, effective November 30….

Noodles & Company today introduced that Carl Lukach has been named the Company’s Main Money Officer, effective November 30.

“The strength of our management workforce is one of our biggest belongings at Noodles, and the addition of Carl to our govt staff will definitely additional strengthen Noodles & Firm,” says Dave Boennighausen, Chief Executive Officer at Noodles & Organization. “Carl will come to Noodles with extensive leadership working experience and experience in a multitude of economical capabilities from some of the nation’s main lifestyle corporations. Carl will be instrumental in advancing our economical roadmap and top Noodles to understand its extensive opportunity.”

Carl provides additional than 17 several years of diverse money management to Noodles. Most not long ago, he put in four several years as VP Finance at Equinox, the namesake brand name within Equinox Team, a large-expansion collective of the world’s most influential way of life and digital models. In this role, he oversaw finance, treasury, tax, strategic planning and economical operations, in addition to investor administration and capital fund boosting. Prior to Equinox, he held numerous roles in finance and corporate enhancement for Abercrombie & Fitch (“A&F”), exactly where he led the profitable expansion of the A&F and Hollister models by means of outlet expansion and new undertaking initiatives, like franchising, licensing, wholesale, and acquisitions. Prior to A&F, Carl spent over a 10 years in investment banking at Credit score Suisse with an sector concentrate in foods and retail enterprises. As a director, he was accountable for advising clientele in capital fund increasing and M&A transactions. He retains a bachelor’s diploma in finance and psychology from Georgetown College.

“I am thrilled to join Dave, the executives, and Noodles’ additional than 8,000 dedicated crew associates throughout the nation at this remarkable time in the organization’s history,” says Lukach. “This is a manufacturer that puts attendees and local community to start with, and with a robust technique and omnichannel consumer strategy, the possible for progress and price generation is large.”

The Enterprise also introduced that Kathy Lockhart, the Company’s Vice President and Controller was promoted to the title of Main Accounting Officer in September 2020. She continues to be the Company’s principal accounting officer. Kathy has been a chief at Noodles for the past 14 decades. She has led ongoing improve in lowering charges, maximizing excellent, and providing important insight for operational improvements.

Kathy joined Noodles in 2006 as Controller and VP of Accounting. She potential customers a workforce of accountants and analysts accountable for economic reporting danger management loss prevention and compliance tax and treasury. She also leads the Company’s crisis administration crew and has been instrumental in the Company’s COVID-19 response. Prior to signing up for Noodles, Kathy served as the Vice President and Controller of various community and personal restaurant and retail firms. She is a CPA and a CGMA and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Community Accountants and the Colorado Society of CPAs. She is a member of the Colorado Society’s Financial Literacy Committee and is also a latest member of the AICPA’s Benevolent Fund, AMRAP team. In addition, Kathy was selected as an inaugural member of the Colorado Governor’s Fellowship system. She holds a bachelor’s degree in enterprise administration and political science from Western Colorado University.

“Noodles & Corporation is uniquely positioned to win in the present shopper surroundings, and now with the Carl and Kathy’s management on our finance team, I am much more self-confident than ever that Noodles will be equipped to speed up growth and construct shareholder price,” says Boennighausen.

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