Krispy Kreme

Business Situation

Krispy Kreme, a leading branded retailer and wholesaler of high-quality doughnuts and packaged sweets, was seeking a Senior Financial Director with corporate FP&A experience to serve as a partner to business unit leaders at their North Carolina headquarters. Key skill areas included monthly and year-end performance reporting and analysis, strategic and operational design support, planning and forecasting, and working experience in consumer goods, retail, or franchising.

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Krispy Kreme was introduced to a corporate finance executive with 16 years of financial planning/analysis experience across multiple industries, primarily in the retail and restaurant space. The independent expert had previous experience at large corporations such as Deloitte and Blockbuster. In Michael’s most recent full-time role, he led the FP&A function for a Private Equity portfolio restaurant company, responsible for day-to-day and strategic finance support. This included financial business partner support for various organizations within the company, such as marketing, operations, menu development, and new store development. As a financial business partner, Michael partnered with business unit leaders on strategic financial analysis, modeling, reporting, creation of annual budgets, and quarterly forecasts.