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Smoothie King Hires New Executives

Smoothie King has announced three new hires to its executive leadership team, including a CMO and CIO.
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Smoothie King has announced three new hires to its executive leadership team. Chief Marketing Officer Marianne Radley; Chief Information Officer Juan Salas; and Chief People Officer Laura Scavone have been added to the brand's C-Suite and will be responsible for leading effective, cross-functional teams to achieve Smoothie King's strategic business goals.

  • Chief Marketing Officer Marianne Radley: Brings a wealth of global marketing, advertising and product innovation experience to Smoothie King and will support the brand's mission to inspire people to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Prior to joining Smoothie King, she served as the Chief Brand Officer for YUM! Brands, overseeing Pizza Hut and has also served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Monster Beverage Company and Anheuser-Busch InBev. Radley has been recognized as Forbes Magazine's Top 100 Women in Brand Innovation, Adweek's Top Women to Watch awards and has received the Cannes Lion Award for Marketing Effectiveness.
  • Chief Information Officer Juan Salas:  has more than 20 years of experience implementing next generation technology for corporations in foodservice and hospitality including Gordon Ramsay North AmericaDel Frisco's Restaurant Group, Popeye's, Church's Chicken Brands and more. Juan has experience in technological, strategic, and tactical skills to ensure that solutions and processes are developed to best serve the guests and drive operational efficiencies to enhance revenue, which will benefit Smoothie King's corporate and franchise-owned stores. 

    In his new role with Smoothie King, Juan will support advancing the digital customer experience and store technology to help optimize operations.
  • Chief People Officer Laura Scavone: Previously serving as Vice President of Human Resources for Smoothie King, Scavone has been the driving force behind influencing the brand's people strategy to help Smoothie King achieve its business goals. As Chief People Officer, she will be instrumental in optimizing people-centered activities including hiring, training, professional development, and performance management to ensure these efforts support the company's growth and bottom line. 

"We're excited to have Marianne, Juan and Laura join our growing leadership team. They are exemplary leaders in their respective segments, each possessing a wealth of experience in the QSR industry and will undoubtedly make invaluable contributions to Smoothie King," said Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim. "Our brand is rapidly growing in key markets nationwide and adding the right people to our team will be crucial to continuing our success. Marianne, Juan and Laura have already hit the ground running and we look forward to seeing all they accomplish in the months ahead."

Smoothie King's executive leadership team additions follows recent development success for the brand. Smoothie King opened its 1400th location in September and has signed 145 new development agreements in 2022 to expand its footprint in key growth markets.

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