We are pleased to have assisted Arby’s Restaurant Group in the recruitment of Mr. Greg Blair as Vice President, Technology Strategy & Enterprise Architecture. In this newly created role, Greg will drive ARG’s five-year information technology strategy planning and implementation efforts and will ensure that I/T strategy aligns with business priorities and ensure the company’s enterprise architecture aligns with the long term technology vision. ”We were looking specifically for technology strategists with corporate experience…those people with strategic vision who had also been through delivery cycles,” commented Larry Mendez, who led the search. “Greg is clearly a strategic thinker with the ability to work across an organization to explain value achieved by technology.”
Greg joins ARG from Microsoft where he was Client Partner, Enterprise Architecture. He was previously with EY Consulting and Accenture where he served global fortune 500 clients engaged in multiple industries. Congratulations and best wishes to Greg and the ARG team.
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), founded in 1964, is the first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand with nearly 3,400 restaurants worldwide. The company owns and operates almost 950 stores, has reported 18 consecutive quarters of same store sales growth and generated more than $3B in revenue in 2014. ARG reshaped the management team and quickly advanced the company’s strategic direction after separation from Wendy’s in 2011. ARG is led by Paul Brown, a former McKinsey Partner who led diverse technology and hospitality organizations at IHG, Expedia, and Hilton prior to joining ARG in 2013. Brown and his executive team continue to enhance the company’s culture, systems and processes to innovate Arby’s product offerings, improve the customer experience and achieve strong financial results.