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Papa Murphy’s Promotes Hutchens to COO

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. promoted Mark Hutchens to executive vice president and chief operating officer from chief financial officer. Hutchens will continue to serve as CFO until the company hires a new CFO.

“We’ve taken aggressive steps in the last several months to reduce costs while also ensuring that the right resources are focused on the support of our owner-operators,” Hutchens said. “Franchisee profitability is foundational to our success and will continue to be a top priority in my new role.”

Hutchens served as the Papa Murphy’s CFO since January 2014 and was promoted to executive vice president in June of this year. Previously, Hutchens served as vice president, CFO – international for Bloomin’ Brands Inc. Prior to joining Bloomin’ Brands, he held a variety of leadership positions at Office Depot, Yum! Brands, PepsiCo’s KFC subsidiary and Ford Motor Company.