Red Robin: Announces Executive Leadership Appointments

Englewood / CO. (rrgb) Full-service restaurant chain Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. announced a series of permanent and interim executive appointments as part of the formation of a new leadership team that will support President and CEO G.J. Hart in driving growth and long-term shareholder value.

With the retirement of Lynn Schweinfurth, the executive leadership team will now include Todd Wilson, Chief Financial Officer, who will be joining the Company on November 07th. In addition, Sarah Mussetter will be rejoining the Company on December 05th as Chief Legal Officer, while Jeff Hoban will continue to serve as Interim Chief Legal Officer until Mussetter’s arrival. Deena DePhillips, VP Technology, will lead the IT organization and Amy Woolen, VP Marketing and Brand Management, will lead Marketing until a new CIO and CMO are appointed. Both will report to G.J. Hart in the interim.

President and CEO G.J. Hart: «I am thrilled to announce new additions to the executive leadership team. Since becoming CEO in early September, my focus has been to build upon the foundation that has been laid so we can best fulfill our brand promise and deliver a differentiated restaurant experience to our guests. I believe both Todd and Sarah bring abundant experience and expertise to help us achieve these objectives. I also want to extend my gratitude to Jeff, Deena, and Amy for demonstrating their dedication to Red Robin and for serving in interim capacities. They bring a plethora of talent to fulfill the duties.»

Wilson most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Hibar Hospitality in Austin, Texas from 2018 until 2022. Prior to that, he was VP of Finance for Jamba Juice from 2016 until 2018. From 2012 to 2016, Wilson served as Division CFO and VP of Finance at Bloomin’ Brands Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and later from 2011-2012 also served as Division CFO and VP of Finance for Bloomin’ Brands Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion. Wilson received his MBA from the University of South Florida and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.

Mussetter will be replacing Michael Kaplan who recently left the Company to pursue other career interests. Red Robin is excited for her return, as she has previously spent 10 years with the Company. Until her arrival, Jeff Hoban, currently VP and Deputy General Counsel, will continue to serve as Interim Chief Legal Officer. Effective immediately, Hoban has also been promoted to SVP, Deputy General Counsel.

Mussetter most recently served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Skillsoft Corporation from 2021 until 2022, a publicly held educational technology company that provides enterprise learning solutions. From 2011 to 2021, she served at Red Robin, most recently in the role of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Prior to her time at Red Robin, Mussetter started her legal career with Holme Roberts and Owen (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) where she worked closely with public company securities. She received her law degree from the University of Denver and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Lynn Schweinfurth will continue to play a role at the Company through the remainder of the year. In addition, Darla Morse, EVP and Chief Information Officer, and Jonathan Muhtar, Executive Vice President and Chief Concept Officer will be leaving to pursue other personal and career interests.

G.J. Hart: «We express our sincere appreciation to Lynn and all of her work and dedication through some of the most challenging periods of our brand history. During her tenure, we transitioned to a new CEO in Paul Murphy, dealt with the challenges of Covid-19, and most notably, established a new credit facility. We wish her the best in her future aspirations outside of Red Robin. We also want to thank Darla Morse and Jonathan Muhtar for all of their contributions.»

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