Potbelly Corporation announced that CFO Charles Talbot will be leaving Potbelly to accept a senior leadership position with another company outside of the restaurant industry. Talbot will continue to serve as Potbelly's CFO, while an external search is underway until his departure on March 27, 2015.
Aylwin Lewis, chairman and CEO of Potbelly, says, "We are grateful for Charlie's leadership during his tenure as Potbelly's chief financial officer. Charlie has been an integral part of the Potbelly team and has made invaluable contributions as we transitioned from a private company to a successful public company. He has been instrumental in establishing our solid financial standing and building the financial infrastructure of the company. Charlie will stay on with us through March as we transition to a new chief financial officer. We wish Charlie all the best in his future endeavors.”
"I have truly enjoyed my time and experience at Potbelly,” Talbot says. “I have had the opportunity to work with great people in an amazing business over the last six and a half years. I look forward to seeing Potbelly continue to grow and successfully execute on the long-term strategy we have put in place."