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Benjamin Moore & Co. Promotes Company Veteran to Chairman & CEO

Montvale, N.J. — Dan Calkins, president and chief operating officer of Benjamin Moore & Co., has been named chairman and chief executive officer. Calkins now reports to Greg Abel, vice chairman of parent company Berkshire Hathaway, and succeeds Mike Searles,…

Red Robin Appoints Executive Vice President and CFO

Greenwood Village, Colo. — Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. has appointed Lynn Schweinfurth as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective January 28, 2019. Guy Constant, Red Robin’s current executive vice president and chief financial officer, will move to…

Biscuitville Names New Director of Finance

Greensboro, N.C. — Biscuitville Fresh Southern® has named Ryan Hilton director of finance. He will play a critical role in developing Biscuitville’s annual financial and long term strategic planning procedures. Prior to joining Biscuitville, Hilton served as senior finance manager…

NIKE, Inc. Names New President & CEO of Converse, Inc.

Boston — Effective Jan. 22, 2019, G. Scott Uzzell will become president & CEO of Converse, Inc., according to parent company NIKE, Inc. Uzzell comes to Converse from The Coca-Cola Company where he most recently served as president, venturing &…

PAR Technology Corporation Undergoes CEO Transition

New Hartford, N.Y. — Savneet Singh, a member of PAR Technology Corporation’s board of directors since April 2018, has been appointed interim chief executive officer (CEO) and president of the company, effective December 4, 2018.…

Diversey Appoints New CEO

Charlotte, N.C. — Diversey, a customer-centric, global leader in the hygiene and cleaning industry, today announced the appointment of Mark S. Burgess as its new chief executive officer, effective December 17, 2018.…

Yum! Brands Appoints Non-Executive Chairman

Louisville, Ky. — Brian C. Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target Corporation, has been appointed by the Yum! Brands board to serve as non-executive chairman of the board. Cornell has served on the Yum! Brands board since 2015. He will…

Levin Management Names Vice President of Leasing

North Plainfield, N.J. — Levin Management Corporation (LMC) has appointed Stephanie Harris as vice president of leasing, according to Matthew K. Harding, president. This key addition augments LMC’s executive leadership team during a period of strong growth and transactional volume…

Marcus Theatres Hires Former Smashburger President as EVP and COO

Milwaukee, Wis. — Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation, has hired Greg Creighton to the newly-created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of Smashburger Master LLC, parent…

Lowe’s Appoints Chief Information Officer

Mooresville, N.C. — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has appointed Seemantini Godbole as chief information officer, effective November 12. Godbole currently serves as senior vice president, digital and marketing technology, at Target Corporation.…

Dairy Queen Names New Franchise Development Director

Minneapolis — American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ) has added Julie Davis to the corporate team as the brand’s new franchise development director. For nearly 20 years, Davis has held franchise development leadership positions with various brands in the QSR space…

GPS Hospitality Names 4 New Partners

Atlanta — GPS Hospitality, one of the country’s fastest growing franchisees of BURGER KING® and Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, has named its newest class of Partner Program inductees:…

Pancheros Mexican Grill Strengthens Leadership Team

Iowa City, Iowa — Fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain Pancheros Mexican Grill has reappointed restaurant industry real estate expert Nanette Beiner as director of real estate. She last worked for Pancheros from 2006 until 2015.…

Diversey CEO to Resign

Charlotte, N.C. — Diversey, a customer-centric global leader in the hygiene and cleaning industry, plans a transition of executive responsibilities. Dr. Ilham Kadri will resign from her position as Diversey’s chief executive officer, effective December 31, 2018, to take another…

CEC Entertainment, Inc. Expands Peter Piper Pizza Leadership Team

Dallas — CEC Entertainment, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment, has appointed Mahesh Sadarangani to president of Peter Piper Pizza, effective immediately. Sadarangani joins a strong and tenured leadership team, which includes operations led by Mark…

Petco Names Chief Stores Officer

San Diego — Petco has appointed accomplished sales leader and retail veteran Justin Tichy as chief stores officer (CSO) to oversee all operations and execution for Petco’s 1,500+ retail locations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.…

Sears Holdings Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; CEO Steps Down

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — On October 15, 2018, Sears Holdings Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief. Effective immediately, the company’s chairman and CEO, Edward S. Lampert, is stepping down from the…

Diebold Nixdorf Names Interim CFO

North Canton, Ohio — Diebold Nixdorf has appointed Jeffrey Rutherford as interim chief financial officer, effective immediately. He replaces Chris Chapman, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.…

Fazoli’s Continues Growth Momentum, Adds to Development Team

Lexington, Ky. — Fazoli’s has signed two multi-unit development agreements for eight new locations in Georgia and Arkansas; additionally, the company has welcomed franchise and foodservice veteran Kathy Davidson as its new senior director of franchise sales.…

JCPenney Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc.’s board of directors has appointed Jill Soltau as chief executive officer and a member of the board, effective October 15, 2018. Soltau is a 30-year retail veteran who most recently served as…

SMI Promotes VP Operations to Head Disaster Recovery Services

East Moriches, N.Y. — According to CEO Scott Crennan, Solutions Management, Inc. (SMI) has named its vice president of operations, Michael DiTaranto, to serve as the chief operating officer of SMI’s Disaster Recovery Services (DRS) Company.…

FM Restaurants Appoints CEO and CFO

New York — FM Restaurants HoldCo, LLC, an affiliate of Z Capital Group, LLC, a leading alternative asset manager of opportunistic, value-oriented private equity and credit funds, has appointed Randy Sharpe as chief executive officer and Ned Algeo as chief…