Pei Wei, the leading Pan-Asian, fast-casual restaurant brand, is continuing its executive team expansion with the addition of Jim Lebs as chief financial officer.

“We are excited to add Jim to our Pei Wei leadership team as we continue to build a best-in-class restaurant organization,” says J. Hedrick, CEO of Pei Wei. “Jim brings extensive financial leadership expertise to our team and he will play a pivotal role in Pei Wei’s continued growth.”

Lebs has a 20-year track record of growing businesses and streamlining organizational structures, technology, and business processes to support and guide organizations. He most recently served as CFO for CiCi’s Pizza and held previous positions that included vice president of supply chain at Sonic Drive-in and division vice president of financial planning and analysis at Jack in the Box.

“I’m proud to be joining the talented leadership team at Pei Wei,” Lebs says. “Pei Wei is an exciting brand with so much energy and fresh direction—I look forward to getting started.”

Lebs is a certified management accountant who earned his MBA from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and a B.S. degree from California State University-San Bernardino.