Shake Shack makes executive changes

January 5, 2017

Shake Shack Inc. on Thursday promoted Zach Koff to be its first chief operating officer, an acknowledgement that its brand demands more attention following strong growth in recent years.

Meanwhile, the New York City-based fast-casual burger chain said CFO Jeff Uttz, who helped guide the company through its 2015 initial public offering, would retire effective in March. The company has started a search for Uttz’s replacement.

“Jeff has been such a solid partner for me and the company,” CEO Randy Garutti said told Nation’s Restaurant News. “He’s done a fantastic job of building teams and systems of financial reporting through