Local create-your-own pizza shop Fired Pie has recently announced a new Chief Financial Officer and a new board member.
Currently the three-year-old business has 15 locations in Arizona with three more slated to open by the end of this year.
The fast-casual movement has continued to see an upward trend and Fired Pie’s attention to fresh ingredients and great customer service has helped them carve their own piece of the pie in this competitive food market.
Fired Pie has announced Abby Anderson has been hired as Fired Pie’s new Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining Fired Pie, Ms. Anderson held financial management positions for a number of fast-growing companies which included Athletes Performance, Inc., NJOY, Inc. and Oreganos Pizza Bistro, Inc., according to a press release. She also held several accounting positions with P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc.
Ms. Anderson is responsible for managing financial strategy and maintaining Fired Pie’s financial operations. She specializes in building financial and operational infrastructure to facilitate growth of both domestic and international companies. Ms. Anderson has extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, profit-and-loss leadership and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Anderson has been involved with merging and integrating operations for acquired companies, building and relocating financial operations post-merger, participating and leading diligence and audit activities for two private equity backed funding rounds totaling $153 million.
In addition, she has initiated financial operations for European subsidiaries, facilitating the sale process of a start-up CPG company to a multi-billion dollar brand holding company and preparing a growth company’s financials and financial operations for an IPO. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University and currently holds an active CPA license in the state of Arizona.
“It’s an exciting team to be a part of,” stated Ms. Anderson in the release. “Fired Pie is continuing to expand and show great success in Arizona.”
Also new to the Fired Pie family is Frederick Wolfe who joins as a new board member and investor of Fired Pie. Mr. Wolfe began his career with Real Mex Restaurants as an assistant manager and progressed rapidly up the corporate ladder where he was ultimately appointed COO.
Mr. Wolfe joined California Pizza Kitchen in 2000 as COO. In 2004, Mr. Wolfe rejoined Real Mex Restaurants as CEO.
In 2009 he became president of Patina Restaurant Group. He oversaw free standing restaurants as well as institutional operations such as The Metropolitan Opera in New York, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Segerstom Center and others. During this time, Mr. Wolfe was responsible for 129 full service restaurants and their support functions.
In 2013, Mr. Wolfe started his own company, Fred Wolfe Consultants, where he provided analytical, operational, personnel and financial reviews for those in the restaurant industry.
“It’s a real honor to sit on the board for this locally owned company,” stated Mr. Wolfe in the release. “Fired Pie is a great brand and is only going to continue to grow.”
Fired Pie allows guests to take on the role of chef by picking and choosing their own type of dough, sauce and toppings. The sophisticated-yet-affordable pizzeria also offers build-your-own salads.
For more information, menus, hours and locations, visit firedpie.com.
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