Kitchen United, a commercial kitchen renting service, has added a plethora of senior professionals to drive business growth as it pursues expansion.
The firm hired six senior management staff including a new CFO and executive vice presidents for marketing, IT, data strategy revenue and growth, national sales and business development.
Kitchen United provides surrounding foodservice providers with commercial kitchen renting opportunities and operational insights so they can do their best to meet local demand, improve their efficiency and drive revenue growth.
Michael Montagano has been hired as the firm’s new CFO and has extensive experience with scaling concepts from his time at law firm Faegre, Baker & Daniels, as the lead M&A and corporate finance attorney.
The new EVP of marketing is Craig Cochrane and he has previous experience of leading digital strategy during his stint working for the Special Olympics World Games.
EVP for IT, Jessi Moss, brings industry experience from recent stints at Pick Up Stix, Leeann Chin and City Brewing Company.
Koy Chang-Lai will focus on data and revenue growth as the sector’s EVP. Chang-Lai previously worked at Bain & Company and Chevron in similar corporate strategy roles.
Jim Collins, CEO of Kitchen United, said: “We are very proud to have built a first-class leadership team at Kitchen United as we continue on our path toward becoming a national brand that serves an important function in the growth of leading restaurant brands.
“Our management team not only guides our own business but plays an important advisory role to the restaurant partners that we work with.”
The firm also hired Jen Henriksen to serve as vice president of business development. Prior to working at Kitchen United, she worked for companies Vanguard Logistics Services, LiveOffice and Pictage Inc.
Finally, Anthony Green has been announced as new vice president of national sales. His career background includes working for Snaps, Kik Interactive, Brand Networks and Concep.
Earlier this month, Catering Insight USA reported on the company’s signing of two lease agreements for kitchen centers in Austin, Texas, and Scottsdale, Arizona.