Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. Appoints New CFO

by Katie Lee

Minneapolis — Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. has appointed Alexander (Alex) H. Ware as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 31, 2016. In his role as CFO, Ware will lead the company’s financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations departments.

As CFO of PepsiAmericas, Inc. from 2005 until its acquisition by PepsiCo, Inc. in 2010, Ware oversaw strategic planning and analysis, performance management, corporate development/mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, tax and treasury, accounting and control and internal audit. Ware joins Buffalo Wild Wings from his current position as executive chairman of MStar Holding Corp., the parent of MicroStar Logistics, and in conjunction with joining Buffalo Wild Wings, he will transition to an MStar Holding Corp. board director.

“We’re excited to welcome a leader of Alex’s caliber to Buffalo Wild Wings and believe that he will contribute significantly to our growth plans,” says Sally Smith, president and chief executive officer. “Alex has an extensive background as a large, public company CFO in the food and beverage industry, complemented by his experience in growth management, M&A strategy and strategic planning. His experience is an ideal fit to join the executive leadership team as we prioritize our capital allocation strategies, execute ongoing cost efficiency plans, and implement our strategic initiatives. This is a pivotal time in Buffalo Wild Wings’ history, and Alex will play an important role in supporting our goal of creating value for all of our shareholders.”

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants. There are currently more than 1,200 Buffalo Wild Wings locations around the world. For more information, visit www.BuffaloWildWings.com.

SOURCE: Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

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