Dunkin’ Brands Names 3 New Executive Promotions

by Katie Lee

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has promoted three executives to vice president roles. The promotions include Brian Gilbert to vice president, retail business development; Frank Barone to vice president, financial management & business analytics; and Mathias Piercy, to regional vice president, south central.

“Brian, Frank and Mathias have made significant contributions to our success and bring a wealth of experience to their new roles,” says Dave Hoffmann, president, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. “With their passion for results, deep understanding of our business and leadership capabilities, I am confident they will help us continue to capitalize on the growth potential of both the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands.”

Gilbert, who has been with Dunkin’ Brands for 14 years, will be responsible for growing the company’s global consumer packaged goods business and channel partnerships for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. He has 30 years of experience helping prominent consumer brands grow through retail. His background includes management positions with Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Quaker Oats Company’s Gatorade Division and Pepsi-Cola Company.

Barone will be responsible for providing tactical and strategic direction to the business analysis finance function across both brands. He will lead the business analytics teams for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins U.S. He will work closely with marketing, operations, supply chain and key franchisee advisory bodies. Barone joined Dunkin’ Brands in 2001. Prior to Dunkin’ Brands, he was with Northrop Grumman Corp. / DOD Consultants, LLC and Public Consulting Group.

Piercy will lead operations and development for Dunkin’ Donuts’ south central region. Piercy has 25 years of quick-service restaurant experience beginning with his first job as a shift manager in high school. He has been with Dunkin’ Brands for 10 years, first serving as an operations manager and business development manager, and then operations director for the Mid-Atlantic in 2014. Most recently, he supported operations for all U.S. combo restaurants as combo operations director where he played a critical role in the development and implementation of the Baskin-Robbins brand strategy, while also serving as the operations lead for Dunkin’ Donuts’ NextGen restaurant design, which is an important part of the brand’s multi-year Blueprint for Growth plan. Prior to Dunkin’ Brands, Piercy held various management and operations positions with other franchise networks, including Taco Bell and KFC.

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick-service restaurants (QSR). At the end of the fourth quarter 2017, Dunkin’ Brands’ 100% franchised business model included more than 12,500 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and nearly 8,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

SOURCE: Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.

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