Accelerate the Advancement of Women Leaders in the Food Industry

Marie Perry

Former, EVP & CFO Jamba Juice

Former, EVP & CFO

Marie Perry is the EVP and Chief Financial Officer for Jamba Juice. Jamba is a lifestyle brand focused on embracing a fun and fit lifestyle by offering premium blended beverages. The number one smoothie brand both in the US and globally, Jamba has more than 900 stores globally. In her current role, Marie leads the Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations, Legal and Human Resources functions of the organization. Prior to Jamba, Marie served as Senior Vice President, Controller & Treasurer for Brinker International where she oversaw the centralized Accounting function. Additionally, she led Brinker’s Treasury function, supporting a variety of key corporate finance activities including: strategic capital planning, capital markets management, funding initiatives, as well as treasury operations. Earlier in her career, Ms. Perry spent 12 years with American Airlines in various finance and accounting roles, including Managing Director of Corporate Accounting, Managing Director of Revenue Accounting, Manager of Worker Compensation, Manager of Financial Reporting and Corporate Finance Associate. Before joining American, Ms. Perry worked at KPMG as an auditor where she obtained her Certified Public Accountant license. As a leader in the hospitality community, Ms. Perry has invested in numerous organizations and people through her involvement with several professional and civic organizations. This year she will serve as the Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee of Women’s Foodservice Forum and has also served as Board Member (Finance Committee) of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board Member for the Center of Brain Health, past Board Member and active member of Dallas Assembly. She is a graduate of Menttium100 - Executive Development for Women and the United Way’s Dallas Blueprint for Leadership Program. Ms. Perry was also selected as one of “The 50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas” listed by the Texas Diversity Magazine, and was featured in the “Color of Corporate Success” cover issue of Eclipse Magazine. Ms. Perry holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Ms. Perry is married and lives in Flower Mound, Texas.

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