Pei Wei, a leader in delivering a handcrafted, Pan-Asian culinary experience, has named Brandon Solano chief marketing officer after an extensive national search.
Solano, an award-winning marketing and brand development executive, has vast experience within the restaurant industry. He most recently served as CMO for Papa Murphy’s Pizza, and held senior leadership positions with Wendy’s and Domino’s Pizza.
“I know firsthand Brandon’s creativity, passion and ability to drive results through marketing strategies and brand development,” says Pei Wei CEO J. Hedrick. “Brandon will be a key asset to the Pei Wei leadership team as we continue to build and deliver on our brand promise.”
“I joined Pei Wei because I believe in the vision and leadership of the executive team who is fiercely committed to winning and puts people first,” says Solano. “As a foodie, I love the brand and appreciate the unique space that Pei Wei occupies in the fast casual industry, particularly when it comes to Pei Wei’s dedication to quality food and handcrafted care.”
In addition to his restaurant leadership experience, Solano experience marketing top brands including Hershey’s, Kellogg’s and Proctor & Gamble. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Grand Valley State University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
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