President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Tattersfield has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2016. He currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since January 2017. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, Mr. Tattersfield served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Caribou Coffee Company from August 2008 to July 2017. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Einstein Bros. Bagels Franchise Corporation from February 2016 to July 2017, and Chief Executive Officer of Einstein and Noah Corporation, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Manhattan Bagel Company from January 2015 to July 2017. Mr. Tattersfield holds an MBA from Harvard and a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Jeremiah Ashukian has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2023. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, he held various CFO roles across North America and Latin America at Mars Inc. Mr. Ashukian held several finance positions earlier in his career across all aspects of the finance function and has extensive experience in building diverse and effective teams, functional and business transformations, integrations, M&A and portfolio management. Mr. Ashukian holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University as well as CMA and CPA designations from Ontario, Canada.
Global President & Chief Operating Officer
Josh Charlesworth has served as our Global President since June 2022 and our Chief Operating Officer since May 2019. He served as our Chief Financial Officer from April 2017 to December 2022 and our Corporate Secretary from July 2018 to August 2020. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, Mr. Charlesworth held various leadership positions at Mars. He most recently served as Global Chief Financial Officer of Mars Chocolate from January 2015 to April 2017. Mr. Charlesworth holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Chief Brand Officer
David Skena has served as our Chief Brand Officer since March 2022. He served as our Chief Marketing Officer from November 2018 to March 2022. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, Mr. Skena served as Chief Marketing Officer of Ruby Tuesday from July 2015 to May 2018. Prior to Ruby Tuesday, Mr. Skena was a marketer at PepsiCo where he most recently served as Vice President of Premium and Value Brands, including Stacy’s Pita Chips and Smartfood popcorn, among others. Prior to PepsiCo, he served in brand management at Kraft Foods, Inc. for multiple brands. Mr. Skena holds a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University, a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of East Anglia and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Chief Growth Officer
Matthew Spanjers has served as our Chief Growth Officer since August 2019. He served as our Chief Strategy and Development Officer from April 2017 to August 2019. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, Mr. Spanjers served as Chief Development Officer of Caribou Coffee Company and Einstein Bros. Bagels Franchise Corporation from February 2016 to April 2017, as well as Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President Commercial of Caribou Coffee Company from February 2015 to April 2017. Mr. Spanjers previously worked with McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm. Mr. Spanjers holds a B.A. in English Literature from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Catherine Tang has served as our Chief Legal Officer since July 2020 and as our Corporate Secretary since August 2020. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, Ms. Tang held various positions with Yum! Brands, Inc. She most recently served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Yum! Brands from January 2017 to July 2020, Chief New Business Development Officer of KFC Global from July 2015 to January 2017, and Chief Legal Officer of KFC Corporation, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, from August 2009 to July 2015. Ms. Tang holds a J.D. from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and a B.A. in Economics and Government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chief People Officer
Terri Zandhuis has served as our Chief People Officer since August 2017. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, Ms. Zandhuis served as Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer of AOL, a division of Verizon, from July 2015 to September 2016. She served as Vice President, Human Resources of eBay Enterprise, formerly a subsidiary of eBay, from April 2012 to June 2015. Ms. Zandhuis holds a B.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Michigan.
Chief Accounting Officer
Joey Pruitt has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since November 2017. He served as our Assistant Corporate Secretary from May 2018 to November 2021 and our Corporate Controller from November 2017 to June 2019. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, Mr. Pruitt served as Vice President, Corporate Controller of Snyder’s Lance, Inc. from March 2017 to October 2017, Vice President, Financial Accounting and External Reporting from March 2016 to March 2017, and Director of External Financial Reporting from August 2011 to March 2016. Mr. Pruitt began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in 2002, holding various roles in the Assurance practice with the most recent role of Audit Senior Manager concluding in 2011. Mr. Pruitt maintains a CPA certification in the state of North Carolina and holds a Master of Science in Accountancy and B.S. in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.