Milford, Conn. — Suzanne Greco, chief executive officer of Subway®, plans to retire at the end of June. Subway® has appointed Trevor Haynes, chief business development officer, as interim CEO, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company, effective May 2, 2018.
Haynes is a member of the executive leadership team and joined Subway® in 2006. Greco and Haynes will work together to ensure a smooth transition until Greco officially retires on June 30, 2018, at which point she will serve as a senior advisor to the company.
Greco, who has been CEO since 2015, joined the company in 1973 as a sandwich artist, although she has been an integral part of the company since the first store opened as a family business in 1965. Prior to her role as CEO, she was part of the research & development team for over two decades and was promoted to lead the group as vice president of operations and research & development in 2013.
“Subway has been part of my life since I was 7 years old,” Greco says. “I love the brand and the company, and I always will, but it's time for me to have more balance in my life. I feel very good about the strategic moves we've made in the last 3 years, and I have confidence in the future of the company."
Haynes is an experienced leader with deep knowledge of the company and has held numerous leadership roles at Subway®. He is well equipped to serve as the interim CEO while the company launches its search for a permanent CEO. He joined Subway® in 2006 as territory manager in Australia, moved to the United Kingdom in 2009 to serve as the senior area development manager for the U.K. and Ireland and in 2014 joined the team in Milford, Conn., to serve as the global director of operations.
Subway®, the world's largest restaurant chain, has approximately 44,000 restaurants in 112 countries. For more information, visit www.Subway.com.
SOURCE: Subway Restaurants