His depth of experience in both large public companies and the restaurant space will contribute greatly to our leadership team as we grow our brand.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) September 08, 2018
SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants today announced the appointment of Michael Coyne as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 1. Mr. Coyne brings to Cooper’s Hawk more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions across a variety of top tier companies.
“We are excited for Mike to join the Cooper’s Hawk team,” said Cooper’s Hawk Founder & CEO Tim McEnery. “His depth of experience in both large public companies and the restaurant space will contribute greatly to our leadership team as we grow our brand.”
Most recently, Coyne served as Chief Financial Officer at Potbelly Corporation, which included a period as interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Potbelly, he served as Senior Vice President, Small Business at CNA Financial Corporation, and as Chief Financial Officer of CNA’s Property & Casualty Operations business. He also spent seven years at Sears Holdings Corporation, culminating as Vice President and Treasurer. Michael also held various financial roles at Schering-Plough Corporation. Michael, a Certified Public Accountant, began his career with Ernst & Young.
“I look forward to joining Tim and the unique culture he has created at Cooper’s Hawk. I’m also looking forward to adding my experience in public company operating and finance roles, investment community relationships, and strategic leadership to the talented Cooper’s Hawk team,” said Mr. Coyne.
As CFO, Coyne will report directly to Tim McEnery, and will oversee the company’s finance, accounting, financial planning and analysis, internal audit, tax and treasury areas of the business.
Coyne completed his undergraduate work in Accounting at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and received an MBA from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his wife currently reside in Hinsdale, IL with their three children.
About Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. A lifestyle brand focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives, Cooper’s Hawk is the 34th largest winery in the U.S. and home to over 300,000 Wine Club Members. The concept is a fusion of familiar elements – winery, modern casual restaurant, Napa-style tasting room and artisanal retail market – that has combined to create an entirely new hospitality experience. Cooper’s Hawk has been recognized as one of the five fastest-growing restaurant chains (Nation’s Restaurant News and Kalinowski Equity Research), has won over 500 awards for its wine and has been named the Official Wine of the Screen Actors Guild® Awards through 2020. Cooper’s Hawk wines are sourced, blended, aged, bottled and distributed exclusively through Cooper’s Hawk.