CKE Hires New CTO
CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc, parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, announced the hiring of Lance Tucker as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Phil Crawford as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Both executives bring extensive industry experience in food service, franchising, growth, and innovation.
Crawford brings more than 20 years of experience to the role of CTO. He joins from Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., where he served as Global Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that, he served as Chief Information Officer/Head of Technology for Shake Shack, Inc. As CTO, Crawford will lead CKE’s information technology function and build a technology roadmap to transform the company into a technology-forward, data-driven organization that exceeds consumers/ evolving expectations.
“Technology is an enabler to a connected future that will transform experiences for our guests and employees, our relationship with our franchisees and how we operate globally,” said Crawford. “CKE is committed to becoming a leader in innovation, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to help them build a technology roadmap to support its business goals.”
Tucker brings nearly 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the franchise model. He served as EVP and CFO for Jack in the Box Inc and SVP, CFO at Papa John’s International.