CANTON, MASS. — Jack Clare has been promoted to the newly created position of chief information and strategy officer at Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.
Mr. Clare, who has been the company’s c.i.o. for the past three years, will be a member of the Dunkin’ Brands Leadership Team and will continue to report to Paul Carbone, chief financial officer, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. Mr. Clare will continue to oversee Dunkin’ Brands’ global information technology resources, and additionally, he now will focus on developing the strategies that will drive the company’s future success.
“Jack is the ideal person to fill this new position and will continue to help us retain our leadership position as a technology leader in our category,” Mr. Carbone said. “Since joining Dunkin’ Brands, he has implemented numerous leading-edge technologies designed to improve the guest experience and increase franchisee profitability, including his work on the DD Perks loyalty program, the implementation of Baskin-Robbins on-line cake ordering, and our ongoing tests of new methods of mobile payment and advance ordering. Jack also has considerable experience working for international companies and developing strategic solutions to meet the needs of a franchisee-focused business model. I look forward to working with him in this new leadership role to develop and implement the programs, initiatives and technologies that will drive Dunkin’ Brands’ future success.”
Prior to joining Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Clare was the vice-president, I.T. and c.i.o. for the International Division of Yum! Brands, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the I.T. strategy for more than 14,000 restaurants in over 120 countries. Earlier in his career, he was vice-president of technical services at Constellation Brands, and he held various senior I.T. management roles with Sapient Corp., a marketing and consulting company that provides business, marketing, and technology services to clients.
Mr. Clare also was a system and flight test engineer with the United States Air Force.He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Dayton, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Davis.