IT Consultant - Implementation/Project Mgr - Web Developer @ Greater Chicago Area
President and Chief Executive Officer at Potbelly Sandwich Works
Bob Wright is an accomplished and innovative leader known for identifying, reimagining, and leveraging brand strengths to revitalize top-line sales and profit growth. He has initiated compelling, customer-driven marketing strategies, system-wide service standardization, and quality initiatives in some of the biggest fast-food companies in the world, including Wendy’s, Charley’s Philly Steaks, Checkers, and Domino’s. Time and again, he has created and executed insightful strategies that build profitable ventures and redevelop existing businesses into fresh, competitive operations. Bob has senior leadership experience from the customer level to the board room, including CEO roles at Charley’s and Café Express, and extensive Board interaction most recently at Wendy’s. He is experienced with both private equity and publicly held company boards including activist investors.
•Global Market Development
•Restaurant unit growth and development
•Customer driven sales and transaction growth
•Operations excellence and margin expansion
•Lean systems and process development and implementation
•Talent acquisition and people development
What you won't find in Bob's resume:
Bob Wright has a deep passion for people as an organization's most valuable resource. He knows that any success he's ever enjoyed is only because of the success of his team. He believes in the unique and inherent value of the individual to drive outstanding results. Bob has always found great joy in organizing his structure, sourcing the best talent and supporting his team with the best in class systems. Through this leadership approach, Bob has been able to take on challenges of great scale and accomplish successes well beyond what might have seemed possible for a man that began his career delivering pizza.
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