FOCUS Brands Inc. Names Chief Financial Officer

by Katie Lee

Atlanta — FOCUS Brands Inc. has appointed Michael Dixon as chief financial officer for its more than 5,000 ice cream shops, bakeries, restaurants and cafes through its affiliate brands, which include Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, McAlister’s Deli®, Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Schlotzsky’s®.

“With deep finance experience within both the franchise and company-operated restaurant industry, Mike has demonstrated the ability to provide critical support to differentiated food service brands and manage high-performance teams as a growth-oriented leader and top financial officer,” says Steve DeSutter, CEO of FOCUS Brands Inc.

Dixon has served in a number of key financial leadership roles, including more than 15 years in the foodservice industry. Most recently, he served as president and chief financial officer of Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc., where he led financial and other key support functions for the 350-unit, multi-branded restaurant company. Prior to that he served as senior vice president and CFO for Pinkberry, Inc.

FOCUS Brands Inc. is based in Atlanta. For more information, visit


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