Punch Bowl Social has named three new executives as the brand prepares for further expansion, the company said this week.
The Denver-based Punch Bowl named Peter Gaudreau as the 15-unit casual-dining and gaming chain’s chief operating officer. He succeeds Rob LeBoeuf, who has taken the new position of Punch Bowl’s president of organization development and strategic projects.
Gaudreau most recently was COO at Snooze: An A.M. Eatery, which grew from eight to 34 restaurants during his nearly five-year tenure. Punch Bowl Social’s management said last year that it was planning to expand to 25 locations by the end of 2019.
Punch Bowl also named Stacy Galligan as chief financial officer, succeeding Robert Cornog, who remains a shareholder in the company. Galligan most recently served as CFO of the 500-unit fitness center concept Pure Barre. Previously, she served as corporate controller for the fast-casual Smashburger brand.
In other executive changes, Punch Bowl named Linda Sim to the new position of executive vice president of sales. Most recently she was vice president of sales and event for concert venue operator Live Nation Entertainment. She also worked in the events and marketing team for energy drink company Red Bull North America.
“We are at a pivotal moment in Punch Bowl Social’s history,” said Robert Thompson, the company’s CEO, in a statement. “The addition of these three top industry leaders positions the company to accelerate our revenue growth. We’ve built an executive team that has a proven record of success, an unwavering commitment to the Punch Bowl Social brand and a clear vision for the future of our company.”
The new appointments came after the company named Sheamus Feeley as its chief culinary and beverage officer.
Last year, Nation’s Restaurant News named Punch Bowl Social a Hot Concept for its imaginative brand positioning and growth potential.
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