Ascent Hospitality Management Appoints New President of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and New Chief Technology Officer
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Ascent Hospitality Management Appoints New President of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and New Chief Technology Officer

February 06, 2024 // Franchising.com // Atlanta, GA - Ascent Hospitality Management announced today that it has named Toni Ronayne as President of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, and Steven Roach as Ascent Chief Technology Officer.

“We have appointed new brand presidents to lead Perkins and Huddle House. We are also committed to becoming the Family Dining digital leader and have appointed an accomplished industry veteran to drive our technology initiatives,” said James O’Reilly, chief executive officer of Ascent Hospitality Management. “We are excited to welcome these new leaders to the Ascent senior management team.”

As the President of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Ronayne will be responsible for  the brand’s growth across franchised and company-owned locations. Prior to joining Ascent, Ronayne served as the Managing Director of Canada for Little Caesars Pizza, where she led the growth and performance of the chain’s Canadian division of restaurants. Ronayne also previously served as Vice President of Global Franchise Development for Freshii, Inc. and Regional Director of Canada and Northeast U.S. for Starbucks’ Teavana division.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining a brand with the rich history Perkins has. There is an incredible opportunity for innovation and growth, and I am eager to lead the brand towards new horizons by leveraging our tradition of quality and service to meet the evolving needs of our valued guests,” said Ronayne. “I look forward to building a future where Perkins remains a family dining brand.”

Roach comes to Ascent from Focus Brands, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, responsible for developing and executing the technology roadmap for the multi-brand international food and beverage company. As the Chief Technology Officer for Ascent, Roach will be responsible for developing and leading initiatives on the Ascent and brand-specific technology roadmaps. 

SOURCE Ascent Hospitality Management

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