Boston Market, a national fast-casual chain specializing in quality home style meals, has hired two restaurant industry veterans to join the leadership team as the company remains focused on strong sales performance and expansion efforts.
Jim Brandon has been named vice president of finance. Brandon previously spent seven years in progressively more responsible finance roles at Starbucks in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, most recently as vice president and managing director of Southeast Europe. Most recently, he served as vice president of global finance operations at Philips. In his new role, Brandon will oversee the ops finance, treasury, financial reporting, accounting and payroll groups.
Daryl Still has also joined Boston Market as vice president of supply chain. Still has extensive restaurant industry experience, most recently as chief operating officer of Associated Concepts Group, where he improved profitability and developing supplier contracts for 1,600 restaurants across eight concepts. Still 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,” says Boston Market chief financial officer, 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 vice president of human resources. In his new role, Lessman will be responsible for employee compensation, recruiting, culture building initiatives, benefits, compliance, and performance management.
Dan Ledgard has also been promoted to vice president of operations & 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 relationship with all licensee groups.