CKE Restaurants Adds Chief Global Development Officer

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has appointed Matthew Walls as the company’s first chief global development officer. In this new role, Walls will be responsible for creating a Global Development

MARQUE Luxury Names National Business Development Director

Irvine, Calif. — MARQUE Luxury, the industry’s leading provider of certified pre-owned goods, has named Sean Makovsky the national business development director, U.S. He is based in San Antonio, Texas, and will report directly to MARQUE’s leadership team at the

Potbelly Names New Chief Development Officer

Chicago — Potbelly Corporation has appointed Larry Strain as its chief development officer (CDO) effective immediately. Potbelly is contracting with Restaurant Development Experts (RDE), LLC in connection with Strain’s engagement for this role and Bob Wright, president and CEO of

86 Repairs Names New Head of Revenue

Chicago — 86 Repairs, an innovative platform that automates equipment repair and maintenance for restaurants, has named Sean Ramsey as its new head of revenue. Previously, Ramsey served as vice president of revenue at document drafting lifecycle tech company Litera.

FAT Brands Adds 3 Executives to Senior Management Team

Los Angeles — FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Fatburger, Johnny Rockets and seven other restaurant concepts, has added additional depth to its senior management team with three new hires: Allen Sussman, general counsel; Ken Kuick, chief

Bed Bath & Beyond Names New SVP, General Merchandise Manager

Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named Stacey Shively as senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Home, effective May 17, 2021. Shively will report to Joe Hartsig, Bed Bath & Beyond’s executive vice president, chief

QDOBA Hires Vice President of Franchise Development

San Diego — QDOBA Mexican Eats, the largest franchise opportunity in the fast-casual Mexican segment, has hired franchising veteran Shawn Caric as vice president of franchise development. In his new role, Caric will be directing the 740-unit brand’s strategic franchise

Toast Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Boston — Toast, the cloud-based, end-to-end technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community, has appointed Elena Gomez as chief financial officer, effective immediately. As CFO, Gomez will lead Toast’s finance organization and will be responsible for accounting, treasury, financial

Ashley Stewart Names New Chief Creative Officer

Secaucus, N.J. — Leading fashion retailer Ashley Stewart, Inc., which has 82 physical stores in addition to its e-commerce presence, has appointed Lloyd Boston as chief creative officer (CCO). Boston will assume responsibility for the creative direction of the Ashley

Albertsons Companies Names New Chief Data Officer

Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies, Inc. has hired Danielle Crop to join the company as senior vice president and chief data officer. Crop was most recently chief data officer at American Express. Crop will be responsible for building and executing

National Vision Welcomes Chief Stores Officer

Duluth, Ga. — National Vision Holdings, Inc., one of the nation’s largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, has selected Roger Francis as chief stores officer, effective May 3, 2021. Francis will report to Reade Fahs, chief

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. Names SVP, Global Supply Chain Officer

Tampa, Fla. — David Deno, CEO of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., has announced the promotion of Lissette Gonzalez to senior vice president, supply chain. In her new role, Gonzalez will lead the company’s supply chain and join the executive leadership team.

Shake Shack President and CFO to Step Down in May

New York City — Shake Shack Inc. has announced that Tara Comonte, president and chief financial officer for the last 4 years, will depart the company in May to become CEO of a private company outside of the restaurant industry.

J.Crew Group Bolsters Senior Management Team

New York City — J.Crew Group has taken important steps to build out its leadership team in order to advance its long term strategic growth plan. The company has appointed four highly experienced retail industry leaders — Jose Davila, chief

Biscuitville Names New Director of IT, Enterprise Applications

Greensboro, N.C. — Rusty Everhart has been hired as the director of IT, enterprise applications, at Biscuitville Fresh Southern. His primary responsibility will be to oversee all technology systems that support Biscuitville’s operations. From point-of-sale to back-end digital platforms such

Tommy Hilfiger Appoints Global Chief Marketing Officer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., has appointed Alegra O’Hare as chief marketing officer, Tommy Hilfiger Global, effective April 12, 2021. She joins the company from Gap Inc. “Alegra’s appointment is a crucial next

Olga’s Kitchen/TEAM Schostak Names New Marketing Director

Livonia, Mich. — Olga’s Kitchen, owned and operated by Livonia, Mich.-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR), has promoted Loredana Gianino from senior marketing manager to director of marketing. Gianino joined Olga’s Kitchen in 2011 as a marketing intern and soon