Papa John’s Taps Target Executive Ann Gugino as Finance Chief

Papa John’s previous CFO, Joe Smith, stepped down in March after about two years in the position.



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Papa John’s

International Inc. said it has tapped Ann Gugino, a

Target Corp.

executive, as its finance chief, effective Monday.

Steve Coke, who has been interim

principal financial

and accounting officer, will continue to be vice president of investor relations and strategy, the company said. Papa John’s previous CFO, Joe Smith, stepped down in March after about two years in the position.

Papa John’s shuffled its management last year after it faced falling sales and controversies, including that surrounding racist remarks by founder and former Chief Executive John Schnatter.

Ms. Gugino served as senior vice president of financial planning and analysis at Target, a role in which she oversaw planning, analysis and capital investment portfolios. She previously worked for 18 years at

Patterson

Cos. Inc., including four years as finance chief.

Write to Dave Sebastian at [email protected]

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