Winsight LLC has named veteran reporter and writer Jonathan Maze as an executive editor for its Restaurant Business media brand, adding the well-known financial journalist to its stable of top talent.
Maze joins Restaurant Business as the brand strengthens its coverage of top restaurant chains, offering news, analysis and data that senior executives need to run their businesses. He is a longtime journalist who has covered top 500 chains and emerging restaurant companies for more than 10 years. He is known for his deep insight into the economics of the industry, as well as trends in financing and franchising. Maze is a prolific blogger, reporter and social media personality.
“Jonathan will bring unrivaled restaurant chain expertise to Restaurant Business, as we aim to be the leading source of timely and relevant information for operators,” said Sarah Lockyer, senior vice president, content, at Winsight. “He will join the talented senior leadership team of Kelly Killian, Peter Romeo and Sara Wirth.
“I believe we now have the best team in restaurant industry media, which we will use to not only enhance Restaurant Business, but also bolster other Winsight brands including Restaurant Leadership Conference, Global Restaurant Leadership Conference, Restaurant Directions and Technomic offerings.”
For the past three years, Maze was the senior financial editor with Nation’s Restaurant News, where his On the Margin blog was some of the most well-read content. Before that, Maze was the editor of the Restaurant Finance Monitor and worked with Franchise Times. At the Monitor, Maze helped reinvigorate the website and made it a must-read for the industry’s power players. He previously worked at publications in South Carolina, Indiana and Minnesota.
Maze is a regular speaker at industry events and is frequently quoted in the mainstream press. He has appeared on CNBC and on National Public Radio’s On Point. He has also won numerous awards for his reporting and blogging.