Carrols names new chief financial officer after previous CFO’s death


By Kevin Tampone,

Nov 26, 2019


Syracuse, N.Y. — Carrols Restaurant Group has named a new chief financial officer.


Anthony "Tony" Hull will take over as the company's vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer effective Jan. 2, 2020.


Timothy LaLonde, a previous executive at Carrols and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, has been serving as interim CFO and will continue until Hull takes over.


Carrols’ previous CFO, Paul Flanders, died in September at age 62. He had been CFO at Carrols since 1997.


Hull was most recently a senior adviser on corporate strategy and capital markets projects at Realogy Holdings Corp., a real estate company. He served as the company's executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer from 2006 to 2018.


Earlier in his career he worked in the entertainment industry, including stints at DreamWorks, King World Productions and Paramount. He began his career at Morgan Stanley.


“Tony is a fantastic addition to the Carrols executive team and we look forward to benefiting from his well-established credentials and experience,” Carrols Chairman and CEO Daniel Accordino said in a news release. “Throughout his extensive career, he has demonstrated effective leadership across a number of different industries while making impressive contributions along the way.”


Syracuse-based Carrols is largest Burger King franchisee in the U.S. with 1,032 locations. The company also runs 61 Popeyes restaurants.


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