VANCOUVER — Michael E. Harbinson is the new Chief Financial Officer for Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund and Boston Pizza International Inc. (BPI).
Harbinson will also be appointed a director and the Chief Financial Officer of Boston Pizza GP Inc., the managing general partner of Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership and administrator of the fund, effective July 1, 2019. He replaces Robert Kirincic, VP, Finance of Treliving Management Services Ltd. (an affiliate of BPI), who has been serving as a director and VP, Finance of Boston Pizza GP Inc. on an interim basis. The role of Chief Financial Officer at BPI has been vacant since Dec. 31, 2018.
“We’re excited that Michael joined the Boston Pizza team as our new Chief Financial Officer,” says Jordan Holm, president, BPI. “Michael brings extensive financial experience, together with a deep understanding of the Canadian restaurant industry and franchise systems. His knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we move forward in the increasingly competitive casual-dining marketplace.”
Harbinson is a seasoned finance professional with more than 15 years of experience in progressively senior finance roles at two other large Canadian restaurant operators and extensive experience working in franchise systems.