Appointed Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. in April 2019, Lyerly heads the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s quick service restaurant brands which feature a global footprint of over 3,900 franchised and company-operated restaurants in the United States, 42 foreign countries and U.S. territories.
Previously, Lyerly was the company’s President, International, responsible for the growth of the CKE international footprint to 900+ restaurants. Prior to that role, he was Executive Vice President of Global Franchise Development where he oversaw franchise development for the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. brands in the United States and around the world. Over his 36-year career with CKE, Lyerly has held senior positions across functional disciplines including: Senior Vice President International, Vice President International, Director - International Finance and Marketing, Director - Domestic Finance (Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc.) Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis (Imasco USA, Inc. / Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc.).
Lyerly, a Certified Franchise Executive, serves on the Board of CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc., the Board of the International Franchise Association and the advisory board for the Rosenberg International Center of Franchising at the University of New Hampshire. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.