Las Vegas-based Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, has tapped finance and restaurant industry veteran, Brent Erwin as Capriotti’s Senior Vice President of Finance as the brand looks to further its strategic growth. With more than a decade of experience in finance, Erwin is equipped to develop a sound unit economics strategy to continue driving Capriotti’s to the forefront of the franchise space.
Erwin comes to Capriotti’s most recently from hospitality behemoth, Compass Group (Levy Restaurants division) where he served as Director of Finance Operations for the East Coast sports and entertainment division. He has also held leadership roles at global law firm, Mayer Brown where he focused on developing a robust business analytics department, and also at tech consulting firm, Accenture, where he spent nearly a decade gaining valuable mergers and acquisitions, transactional and corporate finance experience.
“Capriotti’s stood out to me for the overwhelming sense of goal alignment and passion that emanates from the team all the way up to the CEO,” says Erwin. “The brand started as a family-run business more than 40 years ago and it still has that familiar feeling. I am excited to add value to the team not only in a business capacity but also in its passionate and genuine culture.”
As Senior Vice President of Finance, Erwin will be responsible for overseeing finance, accounting and human resources departments, implementing a full suite of forecasting processes, striving to increase value for Capriotti’s franchise partners and enhancing the brand’s culture internally. He will also work to further establish a sense of accountability, visibility and efficiency across the brand from a finance and accounting perspective. Looking ahead, Erwin hopes to make franchise partners feel supported financially by implementing a strategy that will continue to further enhance the brand’s unit economics.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brent into the Capriotti’s family,” adds David Bloom, Capriotti’s Chief Development Officer. “With his expertise in finance and working closely with restaurant brands, we know that he is poised to play a vital role in helping take Capriotti’s to new heights as we continue to grow.”
With operations based in Las Vegas, Capriotti’s currently has more than 100 fast-casual restaurant locations across the nation with plans to expand to 500 locations nationwide by 2025 through franchising.