How I can help you

Larry has over 35 years of experience in corporate finance, including 18 years as Chief Financial Officer of five publicly-listed companies. He retired as Chief Financial Officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. He served as CFO and Treasurer at OCharleys, Inc. between 2004 and 2010, and also served as its Interim Chief Executive Officer for six months in 2009. Previous positions include serving as Executive VP and CFO of Cole National Corporate, a specialty retailer; as Chief Financial and Restructuring Officer of PSINet, Inc., the Worlds first internet service provider; as CFO of HMS Host Corporation, a subsidiary of Autogrill S.p A.; and as CFO of Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc. and its predecessor company. Larry has led companies through mergers, strategic repositioning, bankruptcy restructuring, accounting restatements and SEC investigations, and activist situations. At Cracker Barrel, he led the Companys successful efforts in four proxy contests. Larry currently serves as a Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Carrols Restaurant Group, the World's largest and only publicly traded Burger King Franchisee. He served for 11 years as a Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee for CitiTrends Inc., a NASDAQ-listed apparel retailer. He also served on the Advisory Board of Unidine Corporation, a privately-held foodservice company in Boston.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Buying or Selling a Business
  • Financing / Capital

Industry Experience

  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Retail Trade

Larry Hyatt

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video