Brixmor Property Group Names CEO & President

New York City — The board of directors of Brixmor Property Group Inc. has named industry veteran James (Jim) M. Taylor as CEO and president. Taylor joins Brixmor with more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. His appointment will become effective May 20, 2016 and he will join the company's board on June 16, 2016.

Famous Dave’s Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Minneapolis — Famous Dave's of America, Inc. has appointed Dexter Newman as chief financial officer, effective immediately. He most recently served as vice president and a division CFO at Bloomin’ Brands Inc., a casual dining company with more than 1,400 restaurants in 49 states.

Sears Canada Names EVP & Chief Operating Officer

Toronto — Sears Canada Inc. has appointed Becky Penrice as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Penrice has been senior vice president and interim chief operating officer since February 1, 2016. Prior to that, Penrice was senior vice president, human resources and information technology.

Petco Adds New Leadership to Accelerate Growth Plans

San Diego — Petco has added two key leaders, hiring Jodi Watson as senior vice president, Petco Direct; and Spencer Insolia as vice president, Petco, and president, Doctors Foster & Smith. The company has also named John Carcasi as senior vice president, supply chain & merchandise planning, expanding his previous role to encompass all supply chain and inventory related activity across the company.

Captain D's Names Chief Financial Officer

Nashville, Tenn.Captain D's LLC, the leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, has hired Keith Davis to join its executive team as CFO. Davis will be responsible for the development and execution of financial strategies to support the company's business plans, while also leading the finance and IT departments.

Destination Maternity CFO To Resign

Moorestown, N.J. — Judd P. Tirnauer, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Destination Maternity Corporation, the world's leading maternity apparel retailer, plans to depart the company to take a senior leadership role with a private specialty retailer. He had been with the company for 15 years.

Continuum Services Promotes Chief Financial Officer

Southfield, Mich. — Continuum Services, a Michigan-based, single-source commercial facilities services and maintenance organization, has promoted Chris Greene to chief financial officer. Continuum Services is an affiliated company of REDICO, a national commercial real estate firm.

U.S. Pavement Services Expands Operations to the Carolinas

Woburn, Mass., and Charlotte, N.C. — Massachusetts-based U.S. Pavement Services, Inc. has expanded its paving and pavement maintenance operations to the Carolinas. Original 800-PAVEMENT network member Rick Adkison and his long-time staff and crews will now operate as U.S. Pavement Services based in Charlotte, N.C. Adkison will serve as general manager of the newly created division, overseeing all operations in the region.

Nordstrom Names Chief Technology Officer

Seattle — Nordstrom, Inc. has hired Kumar Srinivasan as chief technology officer (CTO). Srinivasan's agile development practices, cloud expertise and experience developing highly innovative customer-focused outcomes will play an important role in shaping the technology agenda across Nordstrom.

Telgian Corporation Makes 3 Executive Appointments

Phoenix — Fire, security and life safety services provider Telgian Corporation has appointed Alan Gargano as division president for compliance solutions, Bob Caputo as executive vice president of sales and marketing, and Jason Hand as executive vice president of compliance solutions.

Roundy's Names Two New Presidents

Cincinnati and Milwaukee — The Kroger Co. has promoted Michael Marx, currently vice president of people operations for Kroger, to serve as president of Roundy's Supermarkets, Wisconsin, effective April 1, 2016. The company also promoted Don Rosanova, currently executive vice president of operations for Roundy's, to president of Mariano's, effective immediately. Both leaders will report to Roundy's CEO Bob Mariano.

Mattress Firm Names Next CEO

Houston — Mattress Firm Holding Corp., the nation's largest specialty mattress retailer, has appointed Ken Murphy as president and chief executive officer and Steve Stagner will assume the role of executive chairman and chairman of the board of directors.

Arby’s Plans 138 New Restaurants; Adds To Executive Team

Atlanta — Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, has signed several recent franchise development agreements beginning late fourth quarter 2015 through March 15, 2016 for the development of 138 new restaurants. This news follows a strong year of development for Arby’s in 2015 with 61 new restaurant openings and 179 remodels system-wide.

Kroger Names Group Vice President of Retail Operations

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has promoted Mary Ellen Adcock to serve as Kroger's group vice president of retail operations, effective May 16, 2016. She succeeds Marnette Perry, whose retirement was previously announced. Adcock currently serves as vice president of operations for Kroger's Columbus division.

FOCUS Brands Inc. Names Chief Financial Officer

Atlanta — FOCUS Brands Inc. has appointed Michael Dixon as chief financial officer for its more than 5,000 ice cream shops, bakeries, restaurants and cafes through its affiliate brands, which include Auntie Anne's®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, McAlister's Deli®, Moe's Southwest Grill® and Schlotzsky's®.

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