“I could not be more thrilled to join this dynamic and innovative company at such an energizing and exciting time for the business,” Carbone said. “I look forward to joining an already outstanding leadership team and accelerating the momentum of Panera Brands to deliver long-term growth and success.”
In this role, he will use his operations, IPO and public company experience to assist the company’s next growth phase.
“I am excited for Paul to join the team as we continue to focus on long-term value-creation for Panera Brands,” said José Alberto Dueñas, CEO of Panera Brands and Panera Bread. “Paul’s depth of knowledge and history of success across multiple industries, particularly in the restaurant space, and his dynamic leadership qualities make him an ideal partner as we take Panera Brands to the next level.”
Prior to Panera Brands, Carbone spent nine years at Dunkin’ Brands, five of those as CFO. He also served as CFO at YETI Holdings Inc. and SharkNinja.
His appointment follows Dueñas taking the helm of Panera Brands this past May.