Einstein Noah: Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Lakewood / CO. (enr) Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc., a leader in the quick-casual segment of the restaurant industry operating under the Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah´s New York Bagels and Manhattan Bagel brands, announced the appointment of John Coletta as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 21, 2013. Coletta will assume the position formerly held by Manny Hilario, who was appointed Chief Operations Officer in July. Jeff O´Neill, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, «We are pleased to welcome John, a great addition to the Einstein Noah team. Throughout his extensive career, he has demonstrated great ability in leading finance teams at both private and public companies across a number of different industries, while making impressive contributions along the way. As we continue to aggressively grow our concept nationwide, we are grateful to be strengthening our management team with such an experienced finance and restaurant leader, and look forward to his contributions». Coletta has over 25 years of experience in finance, strategy and executive management in restaurants, hospitality, retail + development. He currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer at Quiznos, a restaurant concept with 3’000 units across 33 countries, where he also served as President of the Food Division. In addition to his finance experience, Coletta has a broad base of experience in supply chain management, optimizing cash management and improving the supply processes along with strategies to improve food quality, cost and distribution reliability.