Dollar Tree, Inc. Names Chairman and CEO

Chesapeake, Va. — Mike Witynski, who has been in leadership positions at Dollar Tree since 2010 and served as CEO since 2020, is stepping down from the Dollar Tree board and leaving the company. Dollar Tree, Inc. has named a

Trademark Names New General Manager for Annapolis Town Center

Annapolis, Md. — Annapolis Town Center, a premier shopping lifestyle destination, has added Christi Swanson as its new general manager. Swanson will manage all aspects of Annapolis Town Center, including marketing, operations, business development, events and property upgrades. Swanson is

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Appoints New CEO, URW Airports

Los Angeles — Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has appointed Dany Nasr as CEO URW Airports, leading the continued growth of its portfolio of airport and transit retail programs. “Dany’s extensive airport experience in North America and across the globe will strongly benefit

Focus Brands Bolsters Leadership Team with 3 New Additions

Atlanta — Focus Brands®, parent company of Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Jamba®, McAlister’s Deli®, Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Schlotzsky’s®, has appointed three senior leaders across two areas of the business. Effective immediately, the following executives will be leading these key

Authentic Brands Group Appoints New CFO

New York City — Authentic Brands Group has appointed Jessica Holscott as chief financial officer. Holscott succeeds Kevin Clarke, founding partner and longtime company leader, as he assumes a new position as executive vice chairman. Holscott joins Authentic from Warner

Modern Restaurant Concepts Appoints New CEO

Los Angeles — Modern Restaurant Concepts (MRC), a leading fast-casual restaurant platform comprising the QDOBA, Modern Market Eatery and Lemonade brands, has hired veteran restaurant executive John Cywinski as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Previously, Cywinski served on

Jersey Mike’s Names New Director of Real Estate, Northeast

Manasquan, N.J. — Jersey Mike’s Subs has hired Brooke Cabrera join the national sub sandwich franchise as director of real estate, Northeast. Previously, she was a vice president and market director of real estate at JPMorgan Chase & Co for

Apex Imaging Services Welcomes Business Development Director

Pomona, Calif. — Apex Imaging Services has welcomed Blake Kelly to the position of business development director. He has spent over 10 years in the industry of reimaging as a vice president of national accounts and is now dedicating his

Montclair Hospitality Group Names New CEO

New York City — Montclair Hospitality Group (MHG), a leading chef-driven, global hospitality group focused on curating unique restaurant brands and experiences, has appointed hospitality veteran Joey Simons to lead the group as chief executive officer. Simons was handpicked by

IMPACT Strategies Promotes Derek Hinrichs to Controller

Fairview Heights, Ill. — IMPACT Strategies has promoted Derek Hinrichs from senior accountant to controller. Prior to joining IMPACT Strategies in 2021, Hinrichs spent more than 10 years at a public accounting firm where he was a tax manager and

Dine Brands Global Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Glendale, Calif. — Dine Brands Global, Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar®, IHOP® and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® restaurants, plans key leadership moves, each effective on January 6, 2023. John Cywinski, Applebee’s president, is leaving the company

Designer Brands Inc. Plans CEO Transition in April

Columbus, Ohio — Designer Brands Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories, has planned a CEO transition. The company’s board of directors has appointed Doug Howe, president of DSW, to succeed Roger Rawlins

Blaze Pizza Names Focus Brands President as its New CEO

Los Angeles — Blaze Pizza, the nation’s leading fast-casual franchise pizza brand, has appointed Beto Guajardo as its new president and chief executive officer. Guajardo formerly served as president of Focus Brands International. Guajardo joins Blaze Pizza after overseeing the

Under Armour Announces New President and CEO

Baltimore, Md. — Under Armour, Inc. has named Stephanie Linnartz as its new president, chief executive officer and member of its board of directors, effective February 27, 2023. Linnartz currently serves as the president of Marriott International, Inc., the world’s

SpotOn Names New Chief Product Officer & Chief Innovation Officer

San Francisco — SpotOn, the top-rated software and payments partner for restaurants and small businesses, has named Bryan Solar as its new chief product officer. Solar joins SpotOn from Block, where he was the general manager for Square for Restaurants.

Salata Salad Kitchen Names Vice President of Information Technology

Houston — Salata, a leading built-to-order salad kitchen with 90 locations, has named Briton Smetzer as vice president of information technology. With a background in a variety of industries, including fast-casual restaurants, construction, ATM and technology services, Smetzer brings his

Clean Juice Hires its First Chief Financial Officer

Charlotte, N.C. — Clean Juice®, the nation’s first and only USDA-certified organic juice and food bar franchise, has hired Ashley Love to chief financial officer. Love is the first CFO for Clean Juice. In this newly created role, Love will

Planet Fitness Appoints President and Chief Operating Officer

Hampton, N.H. — On Dec. 12, 2022, Planet Fitness, Inc. appointed Edward Hymes as its new president and chief operating officer, reporting directly to CEO Chris Rondeau. Hymes will join the brand in January and be responsible for driving both

Spotless Brands Taps 4 New Executives to Optimize Growth Strategy

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. — Spotless Brands, a leading car wash platform in the United States, has hired four new executives in an effort to further develop the brand’s growth strategies. George Alexandris has joined the senior leadership team in the

Bobby’s Burgers by Bobby Flay Names New President

Charlotte, N.C. — Bobby’s Burgers, the ultimate burger experience by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, has named Michael McGill as president of its franchising company. Beyond overseeing all departments, McGill’s responsibilities include management of the strategic brand expansion, which is to

REGO Restaurant Group Names New Chief Development Officer

Denver — REGO Restaurant Group has hired quick-service industry veteran Vanessa Fox as chief development officer, a new role in which Fox will utilize her extensive industry expertise to support the continued transformation of the Quiznos and Taco Del Mar

Smoothie King Makes 3 Key Additions to Executive Leadership Team

Dallas — Smoothie King has made three key additions to its executive leadership team: Marianne Radley, chief marketing officer; Juan Salas, chief information officer; and Laura Scavone, chief people officer. All three have been added to the brand’s C-suite and

Kimco Realty Bolsters Southern Region Team with New VP of Development

Jericho, N.Y. — Kimco Realty has appointed Josh Gelfman as vice president of development as the company continues to expand its presence in Florida. Gelfman will oversee value-creating redevelopment, expansion and mixed-use projects for Kimco’s Southern region, including South Miami