Boston Market boosts leadership team to drive expansion plans

Boston Market has hired two restaurant industry veterans to join the leadership team as the company remains focused on strong sales performance and expansion efforts, according to a company press release.

Jim Brandon will serve as VP of finance, and Daryl Still is the new VP of supply chain. Brandon previously spent seven years in finance roles at Starbucks, where he determined the strategic vision and managed finance for the chain’s 90 stores in southeast Europe. Most recently, he served as VP of global finance operations at Philips.

Still has extensive restaurant industry experience, most recently as COO of Associated Concepts Group, where he improved profitability and developed supplier contracts for 1,600 restaurants across eight concepts, according to the release. He previously served as president of supply management services, where he implemented a strategic sourcing process for the Popeyes brand.

"With their depth of expertise in the restaurant industry, we’re excited to welcome Jim Brandon and Daryl Still to our leadership team," said Boston Market CFO Greg Uhing. "As we bring the promise of an All Good experience to life, both new hires will play an important role in making it possible for Boston Market to provide healthier, affordable home-style meals without compromise."

Additionally, Boston Market has promoted two employees into newly created positions. Jason Lessman has been promoted to VP of human resources. In his new role, Lessman will be responsible for employee compensation, recruiting, culture building initiatives, benefits, compliance and performance management, according to the release.

Dan Ledgard has also been promoted to VP of operations and licensee services, where he will oversee the development, implementation, and effectiveness of training programs for new restaurant opening teams and existing restaurant operations teams and will also manage the relationships with all licensee groups.

Topics: Staffing & Training

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