Inspire Chief Financial Officer Kate Jaspon has been honored as one of Atlanta’s top CFOs as a nominee for the 2023 CFO of the Year in the Large Private Company category. Established to honor the “best and brightest CFOs in Atlanta,” the CFO of the Year Awards recognize the critical role CFOs play in stewarding successful businesses.
“I’m honored to be nominated alongside so many other deserving CFOs who are doing exceptional work to protect and advance their companies,” says Kate. “At Inspire, we know we must execute tightly aligned strategic priorities to succeed – an incredible feat for six iconic brands. I am grateful to lead a talented, hardworking Finance team committed to building a restaurant company unlike any other.”
Kate serves as CFO for the 2nd largest restaurant company in the U.S., overseeing all accounting and reporting, tax, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and internal audit functions for Inspire and its brands. Under her leadership, Inspire’s six unique brands have integrated into one common financial system and business language.
Prior to becoming CFO of Inspire, Kate served as CFO of Dunkin’ Brands, where she played a critical role in the successful integration into Inspire following the company’s 2020 $11.3 billion acquisition – the second-largest take-private transaction in the restaurant space. An advocate for equal pay, equal opportunity, and an inclusive environment in the restaurant industry and finance profession, Kate sits on the board of Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), which works to advance women in the foodservice industry. She also serves as executive sponsor of Inspire’s Champions of Women Leaders business resource group dedicated to empowering, mentoring, and connecting women across Inspire.