The company said the resignation is effective immediately.
DineEquity has engaged the services of search firm Crist Kolder Associates to help identify a successor. The company appointed current vice president, corporate controller, Greggory Kalvin as interim chief financial officer until a successor is identified.
Julia A. Stewart, DineEquity's chairman and CEO, said, "Tom is a great professional and, since joining our team nearly six years ago, he has been a valuable partner in positioning IHOP and now DineEquity for long-term success. We appreciate his many contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors."
Source: DineEquity Inc.