Sizzler International Inc. (NYSE:SZ) yesterday announced the appointment of A. Keith Wall, 48, to chief financial officer. Wall replaces Steven Selcer, who left last year to pursue other interests.
“Keith comes to Sizzler with extensive experience helping companies engineer significant and sustainable financial improvements,” said Chuck Boppell, president and chief executive officer of Sizzler International. “He will play a key role in aligning our growth with our financial resources. We are pleased to have added another high-quality executive to our management team and look forward to his contributions.”
Wall has more than 24 years of financial and operational experience, including a series of increasingly more responsible financial positions in the food service industry at Taco Bell and Western Sizzlin Inc.
Most recently, Wall served as CFO for Commerce, Calif.-based Central Financial Acceptance Corp., a diversified organization with more than 25 subsidiaries and affiliates, where he was responsible for all the company’s financial functions, human resources and administration.
Wall joined Central Financial following the sale of its affiliate Central Rents Inc. in 1998, at which time he served as Central Rents’ CFO. Prior to Central Rents, Wall served as vice president and controller for Thorn Americas, the operator of Rent-A-Center and Rent-to-Own stores. Thorn Americas recorded sales of nearly $1 billion last year.
Wall, a CPA, holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as well as an MBA from the University of Denver.
Sizzler International Inc. operates, franchises or joint ventures 347 Sizzler® restaurants worldwide, in addition to 104 KFC® restaurants primarily located in Queensland, Australia, and 10 Oscar’s in the southwest United States.
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