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Executive Ladder


Culver’s named Mark Nachreiner as vice president of supply chain management.

Seth Freeman was named chief marketing officer at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Southern food chain Biscuitville named Anne Goldman as chief development officer.

Don Crocker joined Inspire Brands as vice president of real estate.

Fat Brands hired Rebecca Hershinger as CFO.

G6 Hospitality announced Greg Juceam as president and chief operating officer.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit hired Phil Butler as the new research and development chef.

El Pollo Loco appointed Jennifer Jaffe as senior vice president and the company’s first chief people officer.

Ryan Brach joined Baton Rouge-based pizzeria Rotolo’s as chief operating officer.

Service Master Global Holdings announced David Dart as chief human resources officer.

Hotel company RLH Corp. promoted Michael Marquez to senior vice president of development.

Postal Connections/iSOLD It appointed Robert Shaw as VP of franchise development.

Roger Chacko moves up at Planet Fitness as the new chief commercial officer.

RE/MAX promoted Abby Lee to senior vice president of marketing and communications; Amy Somerville to senior vice president of training and education; and Anne Miller to VP of luxury and commercial.

Troy Custer joined LunchboxWax as vice president of marketing and technology.

Paris Baguette appoints Jack Moran as new chief operating officer.

Tim Doherty

Tim Doherty

New Doherty prez focuses on ‘growth within footprint’

After more than 10 years in real estate with family-owned Doherty Enterprises, Tim Doherty has moved up on the operations side to chief operating officer and president.

Since 2003, he has helped grow the Allendale, New Jersey-based operation from 38 restaurants to more than 150.

Though Doherty and his two younger sisters all work for the company, he made one of his father’s rules clear: working for the family business was not an option until each of them worked a job somewhere else. “We all had to get jobs in the ‘real world’ first,” he explained, having spent a year working for Allied Irish Bank in Dublin for his first endeavor.

Ed Doherty, Tim’s father, started the company in 1985 after working in real estate for Marriott International. Through acquiring rights to Applebee’s and Panera properties on the East Coast, Doherty Enterprises was born. The company now operates multiple Chevys Fresh Mex and Quaker Steak and Lube locations, as well as a Noodles & Company location and two proprietary brands: The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas.

Tim Doherty’s main short-term goal for the company is to continue to grow its brands within their footprint. “Panera is doing fantastic, Applebee’s is doing fantastic,” he said. As far as long term goes, Doherty Enterprises will seek to both grow existing brands in other territories and work with new brands.

“We’re always on the lookout for that unique brand that’s going to cut through the clutter and really excite guests,” he said. Doherty emphasized the importance of giving back to the communities his family serves.

—Laura Beier

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