Pei Wei Names New Chief Financial Officer

by Katie Lee

Dallas — Pei Wei, the leading Pan-Asian, fast-casual restaurant brand, is continuing its executive team expansion with the addition of Jim Lebs as chief financial officer. He joins Pei Wei from CiCi’s Pizza.

“We are excited to add Jim to our Pei Wei leadership team as we continue to build a best-in-class restaurant organization,” says J. Hedrick, chief executive officer of Pei Wei. “Jim brings extensive financial leadership expertise to our team and he will play a pivotal role in Pei Wei’s continued growth.”

Lebs has a 20-year track record of growing businesses and streamlining organizational structures, technology and business processes to support and guide organizations. He most recently served as chief financial officer for CiCi’s Pizza and held previous positions that included vice president of supply chain at Sonic Drive-in and division vice president of financial planning and analysis at Jack in the Box.

Founded in 2000, Pei Wei is a Pan-Asian, fast-casual restaurant brand that owns and operates more than 200 restaurants in 21 states. For more information, visit


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