The Wendy's Company has named recently retired Domino's Pizza CIO Kevin Vasconi as the burger brand's chief information officer, effective today. As such he will serve as part of Wendy's senior leadership team, a news release said.
Earlier this month, Vasconi retired from his role as executive vice president, CIO at the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based, Domino's Pizza Inc. During his eight years with the pizza brand he oversaw the company's domestic and international
Wendy's CIO Kevin Vasconi(Photo provided).
technology capabilities. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino's achieve more than half of all global retail sales in 2019 from digital channels, primarily online ordering and mobile applications. In the U.S. in 2019, Domino's generated over 65% of sales via digital channels.
At Wendy's, Kevin will assume responsibility for all aspects of Wendy's global technology efforts, including consumer-facing digital, restaurant technology, enterprise architecture and technology, and information security.
"Digital technology is a critical growth driver for Wendy's today and will be in the future," Wendy's President and CEO Todd Penegor said in the news release. "Kevin Vasconi is an ideal leader to join our organization and help us advance to the next level. We are confident that his industry-leading experience will help to accelerate the growth we have already seen across technology channels in 2020, and he will lead a talented and well-resourced team focused on the substantial opportunities we see across the globe."
In addition to his restaurant industry expertise with Domino's, Kevin brings more than 30 years of technology experience to Wendy's across multiple industries including automotive, hardware, software and retail. His tenure prior to Domino's includes service as CIO and vice president of engineering for the Stanley Security Solutions division of Stanley Black & Decker as well as senior vice president and CIO at R.L. Polk & Co. and chief technology officer for a number of business units and platforms within the Ford Motor Company.
Wendy's is based in Columbus, Ohio and has more than 6,800 restaurants worldwide.
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