The parent company of Logan’s Roadhouse and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery has added another industry veteran to its leadership ranks with the appointment of Jim Lebs as CFO.
Lebs joins Craftworks Holdings after serving as CFO of Pei Wei Asian Kitchen, which was acquired in early June by the private equity firm that owns the Leeann Chin and Pick Up Stix chains. He has also served as CFO of Cicis Pizza and VP of supply chain for Sonic Drive-Ins.
“Jim is a proven executive with expertise in finance, capital allocation and strategic planning,” said Hazem Ouf, CEO of Craftworks. “Jim also has a strong background in large-scale transformation efforts and has achieved outstanding results throughout his tenure. I am confident that Jim will play a key role as we accelerate growth, profitability and return on capital for our various brands.”
Lebs will report to Ouf.
His appointment follows the announcement in late June that Marc Buehler was joining Craftworks as president of its brewery and specialty restaurants group, which includes Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Rock Bottom, Chophouse, A1A Ale Works, Big River Grill, Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill and Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery. Buehler was previously CEO of Dick’s Last Resort. He, too, reports directly to Ouf.
Craftworks’ operations extend to 390 locations in 40 states and the District of Columbia.