Domino's Pizza announced Thursday morning that Jeffrey D. Lawrence, EVP and chief financial officer, has announced his decision to retire from Domino's after more than 20 years with the company. He has served in his current role for the last five years.
Lawrence previously worked as vice president, finance and treasurer since January 2014, and prior to that, vice president of international finance, strategy and insights and administration since 2008. Lawrence joined Domino’s in May 2000.
Lawrence agreed to continue serving as CFO until the company identifies his successor. Once a successor is named, he will step down from his role and will serve as an adviser to Domino's CEO Ritch Allison until the end of 2020.
Allison says: "Jeff has been a trusted teammate for more than two decades at Domino's and has been a key contributor to the success of our global brand. As our CFO, he has an outstanding track record of creating strategic value for our great system. Jeff's career accomplishments speak for themselves. I join the entire Domino's global community in celebrating his career and wish him all the best."
Lawrence adds: "Wow. What a ride. To be able to be part of the Domino's growth story over the past two decades has been a dream come true. Domino's is about opportunity, and the constant opportunities I've had to learn, grow and lead have been simply amazing. From a lead role in our IPO, to partnering with our U.S. and International franchisees to get to No. 1, to helping shape our digital transformation over the past decade … I've had the chance to work with amazing people to sell more pizza and have more fun. I am truly thankful for having had the opportunity to serve this great brand for so long and thank the Board, Ritch and his leadership team, my team and, most importantly, the franchisees and front-line team members who are the heart of Domino's. Being in the stores is what I will miss the most! After taking some time off with my family, I will move on to my next adventure forever proud of what we've all built together."