Northlake / TX. (fbc) Farmer Bros. Company, a leading roaster, wholesaler, equipment servicer and distributor of coffee, tea and other allied products, announced it has commenced a transition of its chief financial officer (CFO) role. Under the transition plan, the board of directors and CFO Scott Drake have mutually agreed his employment with Farmer Brothers will conclude on October 01, 2023. Drake will assist with the transition, including finalizing and approving the company’s FY-2023 year-end reporting and filings, FY-2024 budget planning and related transitional services associated with the company’s recently closed sale of its direct ship business to TreeHouse Foods. The planned transition is not connected to any concerns related to the company’s fiscal 2023 financial results, which will be reported in September.
Farmer Brothers Vice President of Finance Brad Bollner will serve as the interim chief financial officer as the company conducts a search for a new chief financial officer. Bollner joined Farmer Brothers in 2022. During his more than 25-year finance career, he has served in senior roles at Dave and Busters, Vail Resorts Inc. and Game Stop Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and economics from Trinity University and a certification with distinction from Harvard Business Analytics Program.
«As we move forward with our focus on our direct store delivery business the time was right to transition our chief financial officer role. Scott has played an integral part in Farmer Brothers’ strategic transformation during his tenure with the company, including helping lead the recent sale of our direct ship business and Northlake, Texas facility,» said Chief Executive Officer Deverl Maserang. «We greatly appreciate his service, including through this transition period. We wish Scott the very best.»