MARYVILLE, TN–(hospitalitybusinessnews.com)–Ruby Tuesday, Inc. today announced the appointment of Sue Briley, Vice President of Finance, as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Briley is an experienced finance leader with expertise in strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, capital budgeting, operations finance, and marketing analysis. She has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years and has held her current position at Ruby Tuesday since July 2014.
Prior to joining Ruby Tuesday, Ms. Briley was sole proprietor of Symmetry Financial Consulting. From November 2012 to July 2013, she served as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Margaritaville Enterprises. Before that, Ms. Briley held several finance, accounting, and treasury positions at Darden Restaurants. These included Finance Manager from July 2005 to November 2012, when she led the sales and marketing plan, FP&A and estimate process for Darden’s Specialty Restaurant Group, and Senior Financial Analyst from October 1999 to July 2005, when she was involved in operations finance, treasury, tax and purchasing analysis.
Ms. Briley earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Finance at Florida Southern College and an Executive MBA from Strayer University.
“Sue’s extensive restaurant experience makes her an ideal fit to assume the CFO position on an interim basis while we search for a permanent successor. Her ability to take on these additional responsibilities is also reflective of the strong financial team we have in place which is enabling us to push forward with our brand transformation strategy,” said JJ Buettgen, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer.