Inspire Brands announced that Michael Haley has joined the company as president of international. At Inspire, Haley will be responsible for driving the international growth and development for Inspire’s portfolio of brands. Today, Inspire operates more than 9,000 restaurants across 60 countries outside the U.S.
“Michael brings a deep background in international restaurant operations, coupled with experience in business development, food and marketing, making him a great fit for this role at Inspire. Additionally, he deeply understands the needs of businesses that operate internationally and how to best support global franchisees. We see great growth potential for our brands internationally, and Michael will play a key role in delivering on that objective,” said Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Brands.
Haley was most recently based in London as the Chief Partnership Officer at Pret A Manger, where he held global responsibility for Pret’s Partnership shops. Prior to Pret A Manger, he spent more than 14 years with Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, Amsterdam and London. While at the company, Haley led the development for Starbucks licensed and franchised stores across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Haley is based at Inspire’s Global Support Center in Atlanta.