Hope BarnesVice President of Financial and Strategic Planning
Hope’s Path to Twin Peaks
Barnes joined the Twin Peaks team five years ago as senior director of finance before being promoted to vice president of finance. She’s responsible for overall financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis for the company. Her team provides business reviews and daily and weekly sales and traffic results to franchisees and shares their analytical tools with them so they can keep a close eye on their location’s performance. Barnes and her team set standards for financial operations for each department that guides Twin Peaks’ successes.
Barnes has one child who’s now an adult, but when he was young, she made a point to be at every activity he was participating in. Holidays are also very important to her family, and they travel annually to spend more time together. She’s fortunate that Twin Peaks stresses the importance of work-life balance. With encouragement from her company and the flexibility of technology in the workplace, she’s been able to give her all to both.
Throughout their careers, Burns, Rollins and Barnes have learned that to gain a leadership position, women must believe in themselves, be confident in their opinions and learn from others around them. The strongest teams are diverse ones, and women bring a unique, different perspective to the table. They’ve also learned that support from each of their teams, and Twin Peaks’ company as a whole, has made being a successful working mother possible.
Led by CEO Joe Hummel, Twin Peaks is “One Team.” Hummel has made it his mission to instill energy and compassion to be a team player within all employees, and it continues to show as he leads, shapes and takes charge of the brand with the many women in leadership positions at his side. Women have reached the peak at the ultimate sports lodge, and they’ll continue to be power players behind the brand’s success long into the future!