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Dave & Buster’s Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

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Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. announced the appointment of Darin Harper as the new Chief Financial Officer, effective June 17, 2024. Harper's extensive experience and strategic insights are expected to drive the company's financial growth in the out-of-home entertainment sector. The company's current CFO, Michael Quartieri, will ensure a smooth transition before his retirement.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. ha annunciato la nomina di Darin Harper come nuovo Direttore Finanziario, con effetto dal 17 giugno 2024. L'ampia esperienza e le capacità strategiche di Harper sono attese per promuovere la crescita finanziaria dell'azienda nel settore dell'intrattenimento fuori casa. Il CFO attuale, Michael Quartieri, garantirà una transizione fluida prima del suo pensionamento.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. anunció el nombramiento de Darin Harper como el nuevo Director Financiero, efectivo a partir del 17 de junio de 2024. La extensa experiencia y las percepciones estratégicas de Harper se esperan impulsar el crecimiento financiero de la compañía en el sector de entretenimiento fuera del hogar. El CFO actual, Michael Quartieri, asegurará una transición suave antes de su jubilación.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.는 2024년 6월 17일부로 Darin Harper를 새로운 최고 재무 책임자(CFO)로 임명했다고 발표했습니다. Harper의 광범위한 경험과 전략적 통찰력은 외부 엔터테인먼트 부문에서 회사의 재정적 성장을 이끌 것으로 기대됩니다. 현재 CFO인 Michael Quartieri는 은퇴하기 전에 원활한 전환을 보장할 것입니다.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. a annoncé la nomination de Darin Harper au poste de directeur financier, à compter du 17 juin 2024. L'expérience considérable et les perspectives stratégiques de Harper sont censées stimuler la croissance financière de l'entreprise dans le secteur du divertissement hors domicile. L’actuel directeur financier, Michael Quartieri, assurera une transition en douceur avant son départ à la retraite.
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. gab die Ernennung von Darin Harper als neuen Chief Financial Officer, wirksam ab dem 17. Juni 2024, bekannt. Harpers umfangreiche Erfahrung und strategische Einsichten sollen das finanzielle Wachstum des Unternehmens im Unterhaltungssektor außer Haus vorantreiben. Der derzeitige CFO, Michael Quartieri, wird für einen reibungslosen Übergang sorgen, bevor er in den Ruhestand tritt.
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DALLAS, April 24, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ: PLAY), ("Dave & Buster's" or "the Company"), an owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, today announced that it has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer, Darin Harper, who will join the Company on June 17, 2024. The Company’s existing Chief Financial Officer, Michael Quartieri, will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer until June 16, 2024 to ensure a smooth transition to his successor prior to his previously announced retirement.

“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Darin Harper as our next Chief Financial Officer,” said Chris Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Dave & Buster’s. “Darin was the obvious choice after an extensive national search for our next CFO. He is an exceptional finance leader and having had the pleasure of working alongside him at various points in my career, I am extremely confident he is the perfect individual to drive our Company’s finance team to new heights. His strategic insights, superior track record of execution, and in-depth knowledge of the out-of-home entertainment space will be a huge asset to our Company and allow him to hit the ground running as we accelerate our growth journey in 2024 and beyond.”

“Dave & Buster's is an iconic brand and the leader in scaled out-of-home entertainment, with a lot of room for growth,” said Darin Harper. “The Company’s strategic plan presents a tremendous amount of tangible upside that I look forward to achieving and made for an easy decision to accept the opportunity. I am excited to rejoin Chris and the rest of the talented management team at this important juncture in the Company’s trajectory as we work together to deliver meaningful shareholder value.”

About Darin Harper

Mr. Harper was previously EVP, Chief Financial Officer for Main Event Entertainment, Inc. From March 2017 through its acquisition by Dave & Buster's in June 2022, overseeing all finance, accounting, legal, risk and audit functions. During his time there, Mr. Harper helped lead the company through significant growth, scaling efficiently while positioning the company for more data-driven analytics, focused on enhancing the guest experience and improving profitability. Contemporaneous with this role, Mr. Harper also served as Group CFO for Main Event's parent company, Ardent Leisure (ASX: CEH), based in Sydney, Australia, from June 2018 through June 2022. Mr. Harper has spent most of his 25+ year finance career in public and private sector multisite consumer, retail, and entertainment brands, including CFO at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and Principal Accounting Officer at Chuck E. Cheese's. Most recently, Mr. Harper was CFO of World Choice Investments, LLC, a leading operator of large, themed family entertainment attractions. Mr. Harper began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

About Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Coppell, Texas, Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., is the owner and operator of 223 venues in North America that offer premier entertainment and dining experiences to guests through two distinct brands: Dave & Buster’s and Main Event. The Company has 164 Dave & Buster’s branded stores in 42 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada and offers guests the opportunity to "Eat Drink Play and Watch," all in one location. Each store offers a full menu of entrées and appetizers, a complete selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. The Company also operates 59 Main Event branded stores in 20 states across the country, and offers state-of-the-art bowling, laser tag, hundreds of arcade games and virtual reality, making it the perfect place for families to connect and make memories. For more information about each brand, visit daveandbusters.com and mainevent.com.

For Investor Relations Inquiries:

Cory Hatton, VP Investor Relations & Treasurer
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.
Cory.Hatton@daveandbusters.com 


FAQ

When will Darin Harper join Dave & Buster's as the new CFO?

Darin Harper will join Dave & Buster's as the new Chief Financial Officer on June 17, 2024.

Who is the current Chief Financial Officer of Dave & Buster's?

The current Chief Financial Officer of Dave & Buster's is Michael Quartieri.

What was the reason for the appointment of Darin Harper as the new CFO?

Darin Harper was appointed as the new CFO after an extensive national search for a finance leader with exceptional strategic insights and experience in the out-of-home entertainment sector.

How will the transition of CFOs be managed at Dave & Buster's?

Michael Quartieri, the current CFO, will continue to serve until June 16, 2024, to ensure a smooth transition to Darin Harper, his successor.

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