Dunkin' Brands Names 3 New Executive Promotions

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has promoted three executives to vice president roles. The promotions include Brian Gilbert to vice president, retail business development; Frank Barone to vice president, financial management & business analytics; and Mathias Piercy, to regional vice president, south central.

Biscuitville Names Executive Promotions, Including President

Greensboro, N.C. — Kathie S. Niven has been named president of Greensboro, N.C.-based Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN®. She joined Biscuitville in 2011 and most recently served as the company’s chief brand officer. In conjunction with the promotion of Niven, Kristie Mitchell has been promoted to vice president of brand and marketing.

Naranga Names COO of Franchise Operations

Atlanta — Faraz Iqbal has been promoted to chief operating officer of Naranga, an Atlanta-based franchise IT solutions and operations software company. Previously, he was vice president of technology solutions and delivery at Naranga.

Holt Construction Corp. Names New Director of Operations

Pearl River, N.Y. — Alexandria Perotti has been promoted to director of operations at Holt Construction Corp. She began her new position on March 5, 2018 and will be instrumental in the overall performance and ultimate success of improving operational systems, including supporting better management reporting, information flow, business practices and organizational planning.

Hertz Names New Chief Retail Operations Officer

Estero, Fla. — Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., has hired Paul Stone as executive vice president and chief retail operations officer (CROO), North America. Stone, who will join Hertz on March 6, brings more than 30 years of operational expertise from his leadership roles with retail giants Sam's Club/ Walmart and Cabela's.

Art Van Furniture President & CEO to Retire

Warren, Mich. — Kim Yost, president and CEO of Art Van Furniture, plans to retire after 9 years with the company. In order to ensure a seamless leadership transition, Yost will maintain his current role until a successor has been appointed. Art Van has commenced a process to identify and evaluate candidates for the position.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Names New President and COO

Oklahoma City — Orange Leaf has named Kendall Ware as its new president and chief operating officer. Ware, who has more than 10 years of franchise leadership experience, most recently served as vice president of operations and training for the Orange Leaf brand. As president and COO, Ware will oversee strategic development, operational execution and brand growth.

Gap Brand President to Depart Gap, Inc.

San Francisco — Jeff Kirwan, president and CEO of Gap brand, will leave Gap Inc. A search is underway for a new president of Gap brand. In the interim, Brent Hyder, currently serving as Gap Inc.’s executive vice president, global talent and sustainability, will oversee the brand.

Chipotle Names Taco Bell CEO as its Next Chief Executive

Denver — Chipotle Mexican Grill’s board of directors has appointed Brian Niccol as chief executive officer and a member of the board, effective March 5, 2018. Niccol most recently served as CEO of Yum! Brands' Taco Bell division, where he was responsible for the highly successful turnaround of the business.

Deep Green Waste & Recycling, Inc. Appoints CFO

Marietta, Ga. — Deep Green Waste & Recycling, Inc. has added Josh Beckham as chief financial officer. Beckham is a CPA with over 16 years of experience in senior corporate financial management and has spent the last 8 years overseeing a succession of financial and analytical departments at AT&T.

Goalz Restaurant Group Appoints VP of Operations

Cheyenne, Wyo. — Goalz Restaurant Group, recently formed franchise operator for Captain D’s, Church’s Chicken and Dog Haus, has appointed Jeron Boemer as vice president of operations in Arizona. In addition, Boemer is partnering with Goalz to develop Dog Haus locations in Tempe, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Castle Rock, Colo.

Big Lots Names SVP, Chief Customer Officer

Columbus, Ohio — Big Lots, Inc. has appointed Stephen M. Haffer as senior vice president, chief customer officer. He joins the company from American Signature, Inc., where he most recently served as chief innovation officer.

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