DENVER, Oct. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Simply Good Foods Company (NASDAQ: SMPL) (“Simply Good Foods” or the “Company”), a developer, marketer and seller of branded nutritional foods and snacking products, today announced Shaun Mara as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), effective October 27, 2022. Mara was previously CFO of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. and Simply Good Foods from 2014 to August 2017. After the successful merger combination between Conyers Park Acquisition Corp. and Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., which created The Simply Good Foods Company in July 2017, Mara pursued other opportunities before returning to Simply Good Foods in June 2019, as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Mara has led the Company’s strategic planning initiatives and the integration team for the Quest acquisition. Mara will succeed Simply Good Foods’ current CFO, Todd E. Cunfer, who has announced his resignation to pursue another executive leadership role at a company headquartered closer to his family. Cunfer will remain with the Company and assist with the transition of his responsibilities for a brief period.
Joseph E. Scalzo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simply Good Foods said, “I am extremely happy to work with Shaun as our CFO. I have known Shaun for over 20 years. As an invaluable member of our executive team for many years, he knows our business and the category well and has been intimately involved in both our strategy development and market execution. His background and operating experience will serve Simply Good Foods well as we continue to execute against our plans and strategies of generating long-term sustainable net sales and earnings growth that we believe creates value for shareholders. I also want to thank Todd for his many contributions to Simply Good Foods relating to our steady growth since our transition to a public company and the transformational Quest acquisition. He has been a trusted partner and a terrific CFO. We wish him well with his new opportunity closer to family.”
Mara will lead Simply Good Foods’ finance function, including tax, treasury, internal audit, investor relations, external development, corporate financial planning and analysis, and financial systems, as well as the Company’s information technology group. Mara will continue to report to Scalzo.
Prior to Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., Mara was Chief Financial Officer at Dean Foods and Roofing Supply Company after spending more than 20 years working in senior financial positions at the William Wrigley Jr. Company, the Gillette Company and Staples, Inc. Mara started his career earning a CPA while working at KPMG Peat Marwick and received his undergraduate degree from Bentley University.
About The Simply Good Foods Company
The Simply Good Foods Company (Nasdaq: SMPL), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a highly-focused food company with a product portfolio consisting primarily of nutrition bars, ready-to-drink shakes, sweet and salty snacks and confectionery products marketed under the Atkins®, Quest®, Atkins Endulge® and Quest HeroTM brand names. Simply Good Foods is poised to expand its wellness platform through innovation and organic growth along with investment opportunities in the snacking space and broader food category. Simply Good Foods aims to lead the nutritious snacking movement with trusted brands that offer a variety of convenient, innovative, great-tasting, better-for-you snacks and meal replacements. For more information, please visit http://www.thesimplygoodfoodscompany.com.
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Vice President, Investor Relations, Treasury and Business Development
The Simply Good Foods Company
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