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These two hires cap a great year for senior management recruitment at Jamba, which began with the hiring of Paul Clayton, the former Burger King North America president, who joined the company as its president & chief executive officer in February of last year.
The position Miolla fills is a new one dedicated to building the Jamba business and facilitating the company's national and international expansion through select franchising, licensing and joint-venture growth vehicles. As former Western Region VP for Burger King responsible for 1,700 units, Miolla is uniquely qualified to help Jamba plot a course to grow through non-company store channels.
``We are excited to welcome Ray on board at Jamba Juice,'' said Clayton. ``He's an exceptional manager and brings great passion for the development of the Jamba Juice brand. We're looking forward to his leadership in moving Jamba Juice to the forefront of the quick service food industry.''
Instrumental to achieving industry leadership will also be Joe O'Neill, Jamba's new CFO. O'Neill will be responsible for creating and implementing the financial strategy required to enable Jamba to achieve its growth goals. A highly respected figure in the San Francisco Bay Area and the financial community, O'Neill was formerly the executive vice president and CFO for Color Spot Nurseries, one of the largest of such operations in the country.
"Joe is a savvy and skilled financial manager," Clayton commented. "His presence at Jamba will lend a seasoned perspective to a company poised to grow from a strong 325-store multi-regional player into a dominant national and international brand.''
By attracting top-tier talent such as Clayton, Miolla and O'Neill, Jamba Juice continues to build a formidable management team dedicated to realizing the company's vision of redefining the quick service restaurant industry by providing consumers with delicious, healthy, easy meal choices to meet their active lifestyles.
Jamba Juice® is the category-defining leader in all-natural, blended-to-order fruit smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices, nutritious hot soups and healthy snacks. Jamba maintains its reputation as a provider of delicious and healthy meal and snack choices by offering customers a stimulating experience featuring unique products made with the highest-quality ingredients, vibrant stores and outstanding customer service.
Jamba Juice has more than 325 company and franchised/licensed stores in 20 states nationwide, and can also be found at select Whole Foods Markets, college campuses and airport locations. For the nearest location, visit www.Go2jambajuice.com.