Kevin Vasconi Named CIO of Wendy's
The Wendy’s Company announced the appointment of Kevin Vasconi as Chief Information Officer. He will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor and serve on Wendy’s Senior Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Wendy’s, Vasconi served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Domino’s Pizza, Inc., a role from which he retired earlier this month. In his eight years at Domino’s, he served on the executive leadership team and was responsible for developing and leading all domestic and international 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, Vasconi 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,” said President and CEO Todd Penegor. “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.”