Pace was formerly the Executive Vice President and Group Managing Director for McCannErickson Worldwide, a company that he joined in 1991. While at McCann, Pace managed such major brands as Coca-Cola, Burger King and Capital One. At SFAFT, Pace will be accountable for developing integrated marketing and advertising programs to drive profitable sales in nearly 25,000 stores around the world.
"Tony brings us a wealth of experience both within the QSR category and beyond, across a wide range of marketing and advertising disciplines," said Tom Seddon, chief executive officer and executive director of SFAFT. “I am delighted that we’ve been able to attract someone of his talent, knowledge and energy to our team.”
“SUBWAY is a remarkable success story. I look forward to working with Tom Seddon, the franchisees, and the team at SUBWAY to continue to build on that success, both here in the United States and internationally. ” said Tony Pace.
Pace has extensive restaurant experience, including work for Burger King and Outback Steakhouse while at McCann New York. He also led regional Popeye’s business out of McCann’s Texas offices, and KFC while he was at Young and Rubicam.
During his tenure at McCann, Pace was asked to take over Momentum, an event-marketing firm the agency had acquired. He broadened the firm’s capabilities from pure event marketing to include sponsorships, promotions and retail support. Under Pace’s leadership, Momentum carried the Olympic torch for Coca-Cola across the
Pace has been integral to the development of many successful advertising campaigns including the David Spade “No” work for Capital One, “The Whopper Says” for Burger King, the immediacy marketing extensions of “Always” for Coca-Cola, and the Ray Charles work for KFC.
In addition to his event and promotion experience at Momentum, his integrated marketing experience includes stints at Wunderman and Burson-Marsteller while he was with Young and Rubicam. Pace also served as Associate Director of Marketing for Y&R.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.