Shipley Do-Nuts Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
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Shipley Do-Nuts Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Industry veteran Flynn Dekker to brand

May 17, 2023 // // HOUSTON - Shipley Do-Nuts has named Flynn Dekker as its new CEO. Dekker succeeds Clifton Rutledge, who will return to the company’s board of directors.

Dekker most recently served as CEO of Bonchon, a global franchisor of Korean chicken restaurants with more than 420 locations spanning nine countries. Before joining Bonchon, Dekker served as chief marketing officer of Wingstop Restaurants, where he led all strategic advertising, franchisee communication, branding, media and marketing efforts. Dekker has 30-plus years of executive leadership experience in the restaurant and retail industry and a strong track record of executing significant growth.

“Flynn is an exceptionally strong leader and brings an impressive background across numerous executive roles, and his experience and talent will help to continue driving significant growth in the business through new unit expansion, same-store sales growth and enhanced operations,” said Robert Strauss, senior managing director at Peak Rock Capital and member of the Shipley board of directors. “We are also grateful for Clifton’s leadership over the past two years at Shipley. We look forward to his continued contributions on the board as Flynn takes the lead as CEO.”

“I feel privileged to lead such a company and support our continued expansion. Shipley has a strong foundation established over the last 87 years and a tremendous group of employees and franchisee partners,” said Dekker. “I look forward to working with the team.”

“It has been my honor to serve as Shipley’s CEO. We’ve accomplished so much as a brand, and I am confident that Flynn is the ideal person to build upon the momentum we’ve developed over the past several years,” said Rutledge. 

SOURCE Shipley Do-Nuts


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