Sr Manager – FP&A and Investor Relations
Kayla joined Denny’s Corporation, one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, in 2011 as a staff internal auditor. She subsequently moved to the field finance division of Denny’s Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department supporting the company owned restaurants. From there, she progressed into a core FP&A role where she helped tell the entire story of Denny’s from pancakes to share repurchases.
In her current role as Sr Manager – FP&A and Investor Relations, Kayla oversees Denny’s long-term strategy modeling, annual forecasting cycle and quarterly earnings process. Most recently she co-lead the team that implemented Denny’s new cloud-based ERP system and is now leading the team that is implementing Denny’s new planning system.
Kayla received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in South Carolina. Away from work, you can find Kayla in the stands supporting her husband, Josh, who is a teacher and coach and chasing after her 3 year old son, Sawyer.