Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. has appointed two new vice presidents to its IT leadership team.
David Starmer has joined Dunkin' Brands as VP – IT, Store Systems, and Paul Zaher has joined the company as VP – IT, Marketing Systems. Both will report directly to Jack Clare, senior vice president and CIO for Dunkin' Brands.
Starmer, 39, will focus on back office improvements for both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, including labor and inventory, as well as the integration of in-store technologies to further streamline tasks for the brands' franchisees and restaurant managers. He joins Dunkin' Brands from Papa Murphy's International, where he directed in-store technology solutions. Starmer also previously held IT leadership roles at Back Bay Restaurant Group and other QSR concepts.
He earned an MS in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia, and a BA from Wake Forest University.
Zaher, 42, will focus on the IT needs of Dunkin' Brands' Marketing teams, with particular emphasis on mobile and loyalty initiatives, as well as enhancing the company's business intelligence and analytical reporting tools for franchisees. Zaher joins Dunkin' Brands from Express Inc., where he directed e-commerce and other marketing systems. At Limited Brands, previously the parent company of Express Inc., he was responsible for Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence applications. He earned a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems and MBA from Ohio University.
"We are excited to welcome Paul Zaher and David Starmer to Dunkin' Brands. With their extensive technology expertise in retail environments, they will play key roles as we continue to expand our capabilities in pursuit of best-in-class technology services for our franchisees and consumers," Clare said. "As we continue to expand the presence of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins around the world, making strategic technology investments and enhancing our team with proven leaders like Paul and David is a key part of our plan to accelerate the growth of our business and support our franchisees."
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