Bubbakoo Burritos has announced Christopher Ives as CFO. Ives was previously vice president of finance and development for the Mexican franchise American-Fusion.
Ives started his career in public accounting at EY before moving into the franchise world which he helped launch Frutta Bowls in 2017, where he served in many verticals of the company. In October 2019, Ives was appointed Vice President of Finance and Development of Bubbakoo’s Burritos, where he oversaw many aspects of financial operations, franchise development, technology strategies and nurtured his love of working with franchisees. . For him, the similarities between consulting and franchising are clear; relationships are essential, earning the respect of your partners is an absolute necessity in this business.
For Ives, the role offers more than overseeing the finances and growth of the business. âOur partners are incredibly passionate about the brand, and I’m part of the team that contributes to their success and ensures that we remain franchise-focused to continue to drive organic growth,â said Ives. He typically spends 50% of his day talking to franchisees and believes this is one of the keys to the success of the brand and its operators. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to make an impact on our culture and to be a part of the success Bubbakoo’s has had so far and will continue to have in the future.”
âSince joining the team in 2019, it has become clear how important Chris is to the team and the future of our brand,â said Bill Hart, Co-Founder of Bubbakoo’s Burritos.
âHis analytical approach to our overall strategy and growth targets has resulted in increased sales, store unit profitability and internal development growth for our partners. Our partners have confidence in his abilities and look to him for advice, which has made it easier to be promoted to CFO, âsaid Paul Altero, co-founder of Bubbakoo’s Burritos.
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