Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has announced the appointment of Jack Clare to the position of chief information officer.
Clare will be responsible for directing all information technology resources, with a focus on supporting the company's franchisee community to drive restaurant profitability through technology. He will report directly to Neil Moses, Dunkin' Brands' chief global strategy officer.
Immediately prior to joining Dunkin' Brands, Clare served as vice president, IT and chief information officer of Yum! Restaurants International, the largest division of Yum! Brands. In that position, Clare was responsible for the IT strategy for more than 14,000 restaurants in more than 120 countries, including the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands, and established the global strategy to extend the company's online eCommerce channel to markets outside the U.S.
Prior to Yum! Brands, Clare spent seven years with Constellation Brands, a wine, beer and spirits company, most recently as vice president, technical services. He spent three years with Sapient Corporation in various IT management roles, and also served as a system and flight test engineer with the United States Air Force.
"Technology is one of the top priorities at Dunkin' Brands because we are committed to providing our franchisees and employees with the tools and information critical to improving the guest experience, increasing profitability and stimulating growth," Moses said. "With his long track record in building strong, business-focused IT teams and driving high performance across brands, Jack will play a key role in supporting our growing business and using technology to help Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins better serve guests throughout the world."
Clare received a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., a master of science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton, and an MBA from the University of California, Davis.
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