Chico’s FAS, Inc. Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Fort Myers, Fla. — Chico’s FAS, Inc. has appointed Patrick J. (PJ) Guido as its new chief financial officer, effective September 20, 2021. He will report directly to Molly Langenstein, chief executive officer and president of Chico’s FAS. Guido has

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Names Chief Operations Officer

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading national fast-casual cafe franchise known for its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, has promoted its former senior vice president of operations, Richard Key, to chief operations officer, effective immediately. Key

Hibbett Promotes its Chief Merchant to Executive Vice President

Birmingham, Ala. — Hibbett, Inc., an athletic-inspired fashion retailer, has promoted Jared Briskin to executive vice president, merchandising, effective immediately. A 23-year veteran of the company, Briskin will be responsible for merchandising, planning, allocation and supply chain. Briskin joined the

MOD Pizza Names New Senior Vice President, Operations

Seattle — MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC, a fast-casual pizza concept, has appointed Becky Mulligan to the role of senior vice president, operations, effective immediately. She brings to MOD over 25 years of experience at leading brands. In her

Sally Beauty Holdings Appoints New President and CEO

Denton, Texas — Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. has appointed Denise Paulonis as president and chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2021. She succeeds Chris Brickman who will be stepping down. Brickman will continue to serve as president and CEO of

Burger King U.S. & Canada Appoints New President

Miami — According to José Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, industry veteran Tom Curtis has been appointed president of Burger King U.S. & Canada. “Tom joined us a few months ago and has quickly established a strong leadership position

Kaivac Hires New Vice President of Marketing

Hamilton, Ohio — Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system and other smart cleaning machines, has appointed Keith Hartman to be the company’s vice president of marketing. He will be replacing long-time vice president of marketing, Tom Morrison, who is

Potbelly Corporation Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

Chicago — Potbelly Corporation, the iconic neighborhood sandwich shop, has appointed David Daniels as its chief marketing officer (CMO) effective August 23, 2021. In this senior leadership role, he will report to Bob Wright, president and chief executive officer of

David’s Bridal Promotes 4 Leaders to Senior Leadership Teams

Conshohocken, Pa. — David’s Bridal, the nation’s leading bridal and special occasion authority, has named the internal promotions of Andrea Dauphinee to senior vice president, human resources; Heather Braddock to the newly created role of vice president, digital solutions; Heather

West Marine Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — West Marine, Inc., the nation’s leading omnichannel provider of products, services and expertise for the marine aftermarket, has appointed Eric Kufel to succeed Ken Seipel as chief executive officer. As part of this planned transition, Seipel

Krystal Names Vice President, Information Technology

Atlanta — Krystal Restaurants LLC, the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South, recently named Steve Patel its new vice president of information technology. Patel will lead information technology for the brand and its nearly 300 restaurants. He is a

RV Retailer Acquires Blue Dog RV, Adding 12 Stores in 7 New States

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — RV Retailer, LLC (RVR) has acquired Blue Dog RV. Blue Dog RV operates 12 stores in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, California and Pennsylvania.  The acquisition is expected to close in September 2021. “We are excited

Topgolf Expands & Strengthens Executive Leadership Team

Dallas — Global sports and entertainment leader Topgolf Entertainment Group has named Genifer (Gen) Gray as the chief operating officer of U.S. venues; Geoff Cottrill will join the company as chief marketing officer; and Kristi Maynor will join as chief

Team Schostak Family of Restaurants Names 3 New Executives

Livonia, Mich. — TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) has promoted two team members to senior executive roles and hired a new vice president. John Andrews has been promoted to senior vice president of operations of the TSFR Casual Dine Division

Waste Harmonics Acquires Contelligent, Expands Global Footprint

Rochester, N.Y. — Waste Harmonics, a national managed waste service provider, has acquired Contelligent, a global leader in intelligent container monitoring solutions and analytics. With the acquisition, Waste Harmonics will expand the breadth of its service offerings, integrating Contelligent’s innovative

Excel Dryer Welcomes New Director of Marketing

East Longmeadow, Mass. — Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer, has added a new director of marketing to the team. A seasoned professional with 24 years of experience, Tony Ieraci will be responsible for helping Excel Dryer

Qurate Retail, Inc. Names Next President and CEO

Englewood, Colo. — Qurate Retail, Inc. has hired David Rawlinson II to assume the role of president and CEO, effective October 1. He will succeed Mike George, who is retiring, after a 2-month transition period beginning August 1, during which

IT’SUGAR Names New Chief Operating Officer

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — IT’SUGAR, one of the largest specialty candy retailers in North America with 96 retail locations, has appointed Mike Koempel as chief operating officer. He brings to the company extensive experience in strategy, finance, operations, IT and

Luxury Outerwear Retailer Mackage Appoints New CEO

Montreal — Mackage, the luxury outerwear specialist, has appointed New York City fashion veteran Tanya Golesic as chief executive officer. She joins the Canadian retailer from Jimmy Choo. Golesic is a Canadian who has lived and worked in New York

Big Lots Appoints EVP, Chief Technology Officer

Columbus, Ohio — Big Lots, Inc. has appointed Gurmeet Singh as executive vice president, chief technology officer of Big Lots, effective July 12, 2021. He succeeds Stew Wenerstrom, who will be officially retiring in October following a transition period. Singh

JRI Hospitality Opens New Office, Hires Senior Leadership

Wichita, Kan. — JRI Hospitality, which operates four restaurant brands spread throughout the country, has opened a new 3,286-square-foot office in Wichita, Kan., to help continue its growth trajectory and added two senior-level executives who will work there. Mark Scholler

Levin Management Promotes Senior Property Manager to Portfolio Manager

North Plainfield, N.J. — Denise Ciaravino has been promoted to portfolio manager at Levin Management Corporation (LMC), according to Erika Toscani, vice president of property management. Ciaravino joined the North Plainfield, N.J.-based commercial real estate services firm in 2006 as