Mr. Brown has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Brands, Inc., a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 11,000 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, Rusty Taco, and Jimmy John’s locations worldwide, since February 2018. Prior to his current position, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. from May 2013 until February 2018. He served as President, Brands and Commercial Services for Hilton Worldwide, a global hospitality company, from 2008 to April 2013. Prior to that, he was with Expedia Inc. for four years, most recently serving as President, Expedia North America, and Expedia Inc. Partner Services Group. From 2001 through 2005, Mr. Brown was a Partner with McKinsey & Co. in their London and Atlanta offices. Earlier in his career, he was Senior Vice President of Brand Services for Intercontinental Hotels Group, a Manager with the Boston Consulting Group, Inc., and a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting. Mr. Brown received a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989 and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1994. Mr. Brown serves as a non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors of Neiman Marcus Holding Company, Inc., and is also a member of the board of directors of FOCUS Brands, Inc. He also serves on the boards of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Tech Foundation, Brand USA, and the Atlanta Police Foundation.
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