New Orleans-based Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, comprised of the iconic Ruby Slipper Café and the newly launched concept Ruby Sunshine, announced that Jennifer Beougher will become its first Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.
Beougher most recently held the position of Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Cracker Barrel. As CFO of Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, Beougher’s duties will include oversight of the rapidly growing company’s financial structure as well as management of their accounting team.
“Jen has a proven track record of success at world-class companies,” says Jennifer Weishaupt, co-founder of Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group. “Her ability to not only grow businesses, but also foster a positive company culture, made her the perfect fit to be our first CFO.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group," says Beougher. “Helping to shape the future of an iconic New Orleans company was an opportunity that I just couldn’t resist.”
Beougher worked at Bloomin’ Brands, the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, for more than ten years. While there, she held a myriad of roles within the company’s accounting, project management and finance departments before becoming the Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to her tenure at Bloomin’ Brands, she worked at Arthur Andersen and Chico’s FAS, Inc. in accounting positions. Beougher received her Bachelor’s in Accounting and Information Systems from Boston University and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
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