CEO of Taco John’s Jim Creel announced that the company has hired Richard Bundy as its new chief financial officer.
Bundy joins Taco John’s with more than 20 years of experience in the financial field. He began his career with NASA as a project resource analyst before accepting a role with the Albertson’s grocery chain as a financial analyst. Bundy then went on to the apparel industry, where he held a variety of leadership roles at retail brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Soma Intimates and Chico’s. Most recently, Bundy served as chief financial offer for Christopher & Banks, where he was responsible for developing and executing the company’s financial strategy and oversaw all aspects of finance, accounting, distribution and logistics, internal audit and real estate.
“We are very excited to have Richard join our leadership team,” Creel says. “He is a seasoned executive who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Taco John’s. Richard’s proven track record of success includes an extensive background in leading finance teams in multi-store, high growth and turnaround retail environments. We’ve put an emphasis on expansion at Taco John’s, and we know Richard’s financial capabilities will be key in maintaining our business goals as we continue to grow.”
As chief financial officer, Bundy will lead Taco John’s financial strategy, including accounting, business analysis and financial planning. In addition, Bundy will oversee franchise development and human resources.
“My family and I have been huge Taco John’s supporters for a long time,” Bundy says. “I’ve been visiting Taco John’s since college, so it’s safe to say I’m thrilled to join this brand. I’m really proud to become a part of a dynamic leadership team within a successful company. As Taco John’s gets ready for rapid expansion, I can’t wait to apply my business acumen to help the brand scale new heights.”