Bravo Brio Restaurant Group appoints new CEO

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group has named its current president and chief operating officer, Brian O’Malley, chief executive officer, effective Dec. 28.

O’Malley will replace current CEO, Saed Mohsen, who is resigning after holding the position since February 2007.

"It has been my privilege to partner with Saed at BBRG and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as incoming Chief Executive Officer,” O’Malley said in a statement. “I am committed to delivering great experiences for our guests and value to our shareholders, and with the support of our entire team, I know that we will have an exceptional future."

Bravo Brio is the parent company of the BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille brands.

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