International Dairy Queen Names New COO, International

Minneapolis — International Dairy Queen Inc. (IDQ) has hired Nicolas Boudet as chief operating officer, international. Boudet will lead the international business, including operations, franchise development, supply chain and marketing in more than 20 countries outside of the U.S. and

Sparc Group Appoints New CEO of Reebok

New York City — Sparc Group, a full-service lifestyle brand operating company, has appointed Todd Krinsky as the new CEO of Reebok. Krinsky succeeds Matt O’Toole, who has been leading Reebok for over 15 years and will be joining Authentic

Cantaloupe Inc. Names New CEO and CTO

Malvern, Pa. — Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for the unattended retail market, has named Ravi Venkatesan as chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2022. Venkatesan, who currently serves as Cantaloupe’s

Dragonfruit AI Names Vice President of Business Development 

Menlo Park, Calif. — Dragonfruit AI, retail’s first massively scalable video AI platform, has named Ray Cooke — most recently senior vice president at Hanwha Techwin America — as its new vice president of business development. Dragonfruit’s Frontier was custom-built

ABG Appoints Executive Vice Chairman

New York City — Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand development, marketing and entertainment platform, has appointed Matt O’Toole as executive vice chairman. In his new role, O’Toole will work in tandem with ABG’s leadership team on new brand

Target Announces Leadership Updates

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has announced that Brian Cornell has committed to remain as CEO and lead the company for approximately 3 more years. Additionally, Arthur Valdez, executive vice president and chief supply chain and logistics officer, will retire from

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Mourns the Loss of EVP and CFO

Union, N.J. — According to Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Gustavo Arnal, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company, passed away on September 2, 2022. The entire Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. organization is profoundly saddened by

Starbucks Names Next Chief Executive Officer

Seattle — Starbucks has selected Laxman Narasimhan as its next chief executive officer and a member of the Starbucks board of directors. Narasimhan will join Starbucks as incoming CEO on October 1, 2022 after relocating from London to the Seattle

Mo’ Bettahs Promotes President to CEO

Salt Lake City — Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style Restaurant has promoted its president, Robert Ertmann, to chief executive officer. He has served as president of the brand since 2021. Mo’ Bettahs will look to his guidance and leadership as the

Heatcraft Refrigeration Products Names VP and General Manager

Stone Mountain, Ga. — Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, LLC, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment and systems as part of Lennox International, has promoted Bob Landi to vice president and general manager. In this role, Landi will apply his proven operations

Dollar Tree, Inc. Names Chief Financial Officer

Chesapeake, Va. — Dollar Tree, Inc. has added a key member of its executive leadership team, as Jeffrey A. Davis will be joining the organization as chief financial officer. “I am extremely pleased to announce that Jeff Davis will be

Arhaus Names New Chief Operating Officer

Boston Heights, Ohio — Arhaus, Inc., a rapidly growing lifestyle brand and omnichannel retailer of premium artisan-crafted home furnishings, has hired Tim Kuckelman to join the company in the new role of chief operating officer at the end of September.

Mongolian Concepts Adds New VP of Technology to Executive Team

Irving, Texas — Mongolian Concepts, the management group behind three fresh bowl brands — Genghis Grill, Flat Top Grill and BD’s Mongolian Grill — has hired Jason Levinson as vice president of technology. He will leverage the latest in technology

Foot Locker Chairman & CEO to Retire; New CEO Named

New York City — As part of a planned succession process, Richard A. Johnson will retire as president and chief executive officer of Foot Locker, effective September 1, 2022. Mary N. Dillon, former executive chair and CEO of Ulta Beauty,

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Promotes Pat Hafner to President

Tampa, Fla. — Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. has promoted Pat Hafner to president of Carrabba’s Italian Grill. He will be responsible for leading the operations and development for approximately 220 Carrabba’s restaurants across the United States. Hafner started his career with

Panera Brands Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

St. Louis — Panera Brands Inc., whose brands include Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Brands, has appointed Konrad Meyer as chief financial officer, effective August 22, 2022. Meyer joins Panera Brands from JAB, where he has been a

Yum! Brands Names New Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Louisville, Ky. — Yum! Brands, Inc. has named Allyson Park to the role of Yum! Brands’ chief corporate affairs officer, effective August 15, 2022. An accomplished corporate affairs leader with more than 25 years of strategic communications and government relations

Floor & Decor Promotes CFO to President

Atlanta — Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of hard surface flooring, has promoted Trevor Lang, executive vice president and chief financial officer, to president. The company will conduct a search for a new chief financial officer,

Interface Systems Appoints Chief Operations Officer

St. Louis, Mo. — Interface Systems, a leading managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS and business intelligence solutions, has appointed Bud Homeyer as chief operations officer (COO). Homeyer previously served as Interface’s executive vice president of enterprise

Williams-Sonoma President Departs; New Brand President is Named

San Francisco — Ryan Ross, president of the Williams Sonoma brand, resigned on July 26, 2022. Effective immediately, Felix Carbullido has assumed the role of president, Williams Sonoma brand. Most recently, he served as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Williams-Sonoma,