Domino's Pizza Promotes Michael Lawton to CFO; Wendy Beck Leaves for NCL
Domino’s Pizza, a pizza delivery company, has promoted Michael Lawton to executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). Lawton is an 11-year veteran of Domino’s Pizza and has a proven track record as head of its highly successful international business. Lawton succeeds Wendy Beck, who has accepted a position as EVP and CFO of Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL). Beck will remain at Domino’s through a transition period, working with Lawton.
Lawton joined Domino’s in 1999 as head of finance for the company’s international division. He was named EVP of international in October 2004. Under his leadership, the division has driven a retail sales compounded annual growth rate of 12%, and has added over 1,100 stores in both existing and new markets around the world. For 13 years prior to Domino’s, Lawton was with Gerber Products, serving as corporate controller, vice president of international finance, senior vice president and chief operator officer (COO) of its US operations, and president of its Alima division in Poland.
Lawton began his career as a certified public accountant (CPA) for Ernst & Young. He holds a BA in Accounting from Michigan State University and a MBA from Grand Valley State University.