Kurt Kappel - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Distribution

Kurt Kappel serves as the Chief Financial Officer of National DCP, LLC (NDCP), the $2 billion supply chain management cooperative for the franchisees of Dunkin’ Donuts. In this role, Kappel focuses on driving profitability, financial strength and process improvements while guiding the finance and accounting teams.

Kappel has more than 30 years of financial leadership experience, working for companies such as Nissan, Furniture Brands International, Ford Motor Company and Hughes Aircraft Company. Prior to joining NDCP, he served as Controller at Nissan, overseeing financial activities for Nissan’s captive finance company, and Nissan’s Part and Services finances. His accomplishments in this role include an over-achieved budget for functional areas during 2012 and building high-performance teams in all areas. In addition, Kurt acquired strong domestic and international experience during his tenure at Ford Motor Company, where his leadership roles and contributions was recognized by CFO Magazine as one of the top three firms for financial leadership development.

Along with his career roles, Kurt serves as a member of the Nissan Extended Services North America Board of Directors. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.