Toppers Pizza and Craveworthy Brands add new executives

Executive Summary: A roundup of high-level job changes in the restaurant business includes changes for Fish City Grill.
Warwick McLaren, Gje Greene-Wallace and Matt Martin.
Warwick McLaren, Gje Greene-Wallace and Matt Martin. | Photos courtesy of Craveworthy Brands, Fish City Grill and Toppers Pizza.

Executive Summary

Toppers Pizza added three new executives this week. The pizza delivery franchise has named Mac Malchow vice president of development, Matt Martin vice president of operations and Steve Armstrong director of corporate operations.

Malchow started his Toppers career in college as a delivery driver and marketing intern, and he most recently served as director of national marketing. He is also the owner of five Toppers locations.

Martin also started with Toppers as a delivery driver, 22 years ago. Throughout his time with the brand, he has held the roles of franchise training leader, director of training and franchise operations director.

Armstrong joins Toppers from Panera Bread, where he was director of franchising. He brings years of foodservice experience to the role and has a history of successful market development, sales and profit growth.

Craveworthy Brands has named Warwick McLaren its vice president of digital technology. Most recently, McLaren served as vice president of digital marketing for Fat Brands. He also held the role of vice president of omni-channel marketing at Global Franchise Group.

Gje Greene-Wallace has been promoted to VP of marketing for Fish City Grill and Half Shells. Previously, she served as director of marketing for the seafood chains. She joined the company 11 years ago after marketing jobs at Boston’s Pizza and Cotton Patch Cafe. In the new role, she will drive all strategic and tactical marketing, advertising and public relations plans.

Krispy Kreme has hired Stephanie Daukus as its new vice president of investor relations. In this role, she will serve as the primary point of contact for analysts and investors.  Daukus has more than 15 years of experience in  financial and investor relations. She has previously held investor relations roles at Olo and Envestnet.

Pyramid Global Hospitality has named James Messinger corporate director of culinary. Messinger brings over 25 years of culinary experience to the role. Most recently, he served as corporate chef for The Kraft Heinz Company, where he led research and development for the organization’s top accounts. He has also held culinary leadership positions with the Darden Restaurant Group and Disney. In his new role, Messinger will focus on operating efficiency and sustaining high levels of culinary quality.

Also this week: 

Pokeworks promoted Regina Cheung to CEO.

TGI Fridays has a new chief executive: Brandon Coleman.

And Dog Haus named Michael Montagano its first-ever CEO. 

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