Qdoba names CEO, CFO
Qdoba has named Keith Guilbault its CEO and Susan Daggett its CFO, following its March 2018 acquisition by Apollo Global Management from Jack in the Box. Guilbault has served as brand president and COO since 2016, a news release said.
"Keith has been instrumental in helping to guide Qdoba through the brand's sale and transition into an independent company," said Lance Milken, senior partner at Apollo, in the releae. "We look forward to working with Keith, and believe he is ideally suited to lead Qdoba's outstanding management team, employee base, and group of franchises as the Company continues to bolster its position as a market-leading brand."
Daggett has more than two decades of financial experience in the restaurant industry, most recently at Noodles & Company, where she served as interim CFO since June 2017 and VP of finance since August 2016. She also held executive roles at Pinnacle Restaurant Group, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group and Arby's.
"Susan brings a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise that will greatly benefit Qdoba as we move forward," Guilbault said. "I believe her proven track record as a visionary leader who successfully guided the financial and accounting operations of other large restaurant organizations makes Susan a natural fit for the role."
The company continues to build out internal roles that it previously shared with Jack in the Box Inc., and will add roughly 100 full-time positions to its corporate team in the coming months, according to the release.
Topics: Franchising & Growth