– USA, FL – BurgerFi International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFI/BFIIW), one of the nation’s fastest-growing premium fast-casual concepts, today announced the appointment of Vivian Lopez-Blanco to its board of directors, effective July 14, 2021.
“After an extensive search process to fill Steve’s position on our board and to lead our audit committee, we could not be happier to have Vivian join us,” said executive chairman, Ophir Sternberg. “As BurgerFi embarks on its next chapter of growth and seeks to capitalize on its expansion plans, Vivian brings a wealth of knowledge to our board given her public-company expertise and proven track record leading organizations from a financial perspective through periods of growth. We are confident she will be a valuable asset to the board and look forward to the guidance she will provide.”
Her appointment follows the sudden passing of board member Steven Berrard announced on June 10, 2021. Lopez-Blanco has also been named as the chair of the audit committee and will be serving on the compensation committee and nominating governance committee.
About Vivian Lopez-Blanco
Vivian Lopez-Blanco is an experienced board member and seasoned finance executive with expertise in organizational transformations and driving profitable growth. Currently, she serves as a board member of Jumptuit Health, Inc. and previously served as an advisory board member of BBVA, South Florida operations. Before her board positions, Lopez-Blanco served as CFO for Mednax, Inc. (NYSE: MD), a national medical group specializing in prenatal, neonatal, and pediatric services. Before that, Vivian Lopez-Blanco was CFO for the Hispanic restaurants’ division of Carrols Corporation (Nasdaq: TAST), one of the largest restaurant franchisees in North America.
Early in her career, Lopez-Blanco spent several years at Arthur Andersen, an international accounting firm, progressing through different management roles and gaining deep experience in public company reporting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida International University and is a certified public accountant.
Vivian Lopez-Blanco commented: “I am extremely pleased to join the board of this dynamic concept with tremendous growth potential and collaborate alongside such a seasoned management team that contains proven veterans in the sector.”
About BurgerFi International
Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nation’s fastest-growing better burger concepts with approximately 120 BurgerFi restaurants domestically and internationally. The concept is chef-founded and is committed to serving fresh food of transparent quality. BurgerFi uses 100% American Angus beef with no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals, or additives. BurgerFi’s menu also includes high-quality wagyu beef, antibiotic and cage-free chicken offerings, fresh, hand-cut sides and custard shakes and concretes. BurgerFi was named QSR Magazine’s Breakout Brand of 2020, Fast Casual’s 2021 #1 Brand of the Year, was named “Best Burger Joint” by Consumer Reports and fellow public interest organizations in the 2019 Chain Reaction Study, listed as a “Top Restaurant Brand to Watch” by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2019 and is included in Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies List.
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