Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan: Managing a Global Brand in a Franchise Environment
Friday, February 1, 2013
Speaker Michael Lawton
**Please note this is an evening program** 5:30pm Cash Bar & Registration ($35) 6:30pm Welcome & Dinner Served A seasoned professional with more than three decades of global general management and finance experience, Michael Lawton was named Chief Financial Officer of Domino’s Pizza Inc. in September 2010. As the financial leader of the publicly traded entity (NYSE:DPZ), he is responsible for financial planning, analysis, public reporting, treasury and risk management and for creating shareholder value. Lawton joined Domino’s Pizza in 1999 as head of finance for the company’s international division, and in 2004, he took the reins of the division as executive vice president. Under his leadership, the division drove a retail sales compounded annual growth rate of 12%, and added more than 1,100 stores in both existing and new markets around the world. The division accounts for over 45% of the company’s global retail sales, and is among the strongest international models in the restaurant sector. For 13 years prior to joining Domino’s, Lawton held several roles with Gerber Products Company. A certified public accountant, Lawton holds a B.A. in accounting from Michigan State University and a MBA from Grand Valley State University. Lawton, his wife Janet and two sons reside in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan focuses on global issues of interest to the mid-Michigan business community. The monthly GB Club luncheons provide outstanding speakers and relaxed networking opportunities. With extensive international experience, the speakers wrap personal insights around a practical and up-to-the-minute approach to conducting international trade.
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