CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, announced that Andrew Robinson will join the company as Chief Human Resource Officer. Robinson will report to Ned Lyerly, CEO.

Robinson joins CKE from Starr Restaurants, a James Beard award-winning collection of boutique restaurants. At Starr, Robinson was responsible for activating the company’s growth strategy by building organizational capabilities and infrastructure. Prior to Starr Restaurants, Robinson served as TGIF’s Chief People & Culture Officer.

“Andrew’s addition to the CKE team will help us further hone a focus on talent, culture and operations, and we are proud to have him join us,” says Ned Lyerly, Chief Executive Officer at CKE Restaurants. “We’re confident that Andrew’s diverse experience and passion for people will help us attract and maintain top-tier talent and will be a significant driver in CKE’s continued success.”

Robinson brings to CKE a wide range of experience, spanning restaurants, retail and fitness. In his new role, Robinson will oversee the human resources, assets protection and corporate facilities functions at the corporate office for CKE, bringing best in class practices to both field and corporate teams in support of CKE’s long-term growth strategy, and building a winning culture.

“CKE’s growth has inspired an even greater level of excellence with its people and culture, and it’s an honor to be a part of this global organization,” adds Andrew Robinson, CHRO at CKE. “Together with the leadership team, we are eager to activate a growth strategy that will build on the strength of our key asset, our people!”


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