Cosi Names Yum Brands Veteran as Chief Financial Officer


By Tess Stynes

Cosi Inc. ( COSI ) named Yum Brands Inc. ( YUM ) veteran Scott Carlock as the chief financial officer of the struggling sandwich chain.

He succeeds Bill Koziel, who has been CFO of the fast-casual restaurant chain since August of 2005 and before that had been controller since joining the company roughly a year earlier.

"Fast casual" restaurants are considered a step up from traditional fast food, but don't require the time or money that waiter-service restaurants demand.

R. J. Dourney, who was appointed as Cosi's chief executive in March, stated Thursday that Mr. Koziel "was a vital partner through my first few months on the job as CEO. We wish him every success as he continues forward with his career."

A company spokesman wasn't immediately available to comment further.

Mr. Carlock, 46 years old, is a 13-year veteran of Yum Brands, where he held several senior finance and accounting roles, including senior finance manager for its KFC U.S. business.

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