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Kum & Go Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Beckett succeeds Kuhl, who has transitioned to the role of CFO for Krause Group
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Kum & Go LC has hired Brian Beckett as the convenience-store retailer’s chief financial officer. He succeeds Erin Kuhl, who has transitioned to the role of CFO for Kum & Go’s parent company, Krause Group. Expanding the Krause Group leadership team gives the full enterprise a strong financial strategy team dedicated to each business and working collaboratively across the Krause Group portfolio.

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Beckett has more than 15 years of experience driving bottom-line performance initiatives and leading active, engaged teams. He will report to CEO Tanner Krause.

“Brian is a highly intelligent, curious individual with an ongoing desire to learn. Those qualities, in combination with his passion for making days better and developing people, make him a great addition to our senior leadership team,” said Tanner Krause. “We’re excited to have Brian take his next step with us as we gain more breadth, experience and focus across the two organizations.”

Beckett most recently served as the vice president of finance and treasurer at Vertex Software, a cloud-based, 3D visualization software company based in Naperville, Ill. Prior to Vertex, Beckett worked for Athene USA, a retirement services company based in West Des Moines, Iowa, as a senior director on the accounting and transaction advisory group.

“Kum & Go is a dynamic, growing company with many exciting initiatives on the horizon,” said Beckett. “I look forward to putting my experience as an analytical and operational leader to work as we continue enhancing a brand that customers know and love.”

Kum & Go is No. 18 on CSP’s 2021 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by size.

Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959 and now based in Des Moines, Iowa, Kum & Go is a family-owned c-store chain with more than 400 c-stores in 11 states.

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