Black Bear Diner Hires Steve Sparks as Chief Financial Officer
Black Bear Diner has announced the appointment of Steve Sparks as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a move that will continue to strengthen the growing chain’s executive leadership team. Sparks will report directly to Black Bear Diner President Anita Adams, who previously served as CFO in addition to her role as president.
“Drawing from more than two decades of restaurant experience, including franchisor operations, Steve will be a trusted advisor and strategic partner on our executive team, and we look forward to his leadership at Black Bear Diner,” said Adams. “As Black Bear Diner continues to execute on its growth strategy, drive same store sales and deliver industry leading returns, having Steve on our team expands our leadership capabilities and brings a level of performance insight to ensure our continued success.”
As CFO, Sparks will be responsible for leading Black Bear Diner’s accounting, finance, treasury and risk functions, as well as play active roles in franchise sales, real estate development and supply chain management.
Sparks has more than 20 years of extensive finance and administration experience in the restaurant industry. His most recent position was CFO at American Blue Ribbon Holdings.