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Gopuff Taps Panera Executive Ted Stedem as New CFO

  • Stedem served as CFO of Panera Brands, Yum! Brands’ China arm
  • The hire comes as the company strives to become profitable

Gopuff is appointing Panera Brands Inc. executive Ted Stedem as chief financial officer, bolstering the delivery startup’s leadership ranks as part of a push to become profitable, according to people familiar with the matter.

Stedem was most recently CFO at Panera Brands, which owns its namesake chain and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Before that, Stedem worked at WeWork Inc. as global head of business planning and financial operations prior to a failed initial public offering there. He also served as CFO at Yum! Brands Inc.’s China business. He will officially start at Gopuff on Aug. 22, people familiar with the plans said, asking not to be identified as the information is not yet public.