Dunkin' Brands
Three executives at Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. have been promoted to vice-president roles.

CANTON, MASS. — Three executives at Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. have been promoted to vice-president roles.

Brian Gilbert has been named vice-president of retail business development for Dunkin’ Brands. In his new role, Mr. Gilbert will be responsible for growing Dunkin’ Brands’ consumer packaged goods business and channel partnerships for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, including driving strategic partnerships with The Coca-Cola Co., The J.M. Smucker Co., Keurig Dr Pepper and Amtrak.

Mr. Gilbert has been with Dunkin’ Brands for 14 years, most recently as senior director of channel development for the company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gilbert held management positions with Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. and PepsiCo, Inc.

Frank Barone has been promoted to vice-president of financial management and business analytics for Dunkin’ Brands. In this role, he will provide tactical and strategic direction to the business analysis finance function across the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. He will also lead the business analytics team for both brands’ U.S. divisions, focusing on sales forecasting and reporting, promotional and test analytics, demand planning and management of marketing spend, Dunkin’ said.  Additionally, Mr. Barone and his team will be responsible for brand and loyalty customer level analytics and reporting.

Mr. Barone joined Dunkin’ Brands in 2001 as a senior financial analyst. He was promoted to finance manager of forecasting, sales analysis and cost modeling in 2005, then manager of business analysis in 2008. In 2011, he was promoted to senior director of business analytics. Before Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Barone was a financial analyst for Northrop Grumman Corp./DOD Consultants, L.L.C., and as a business analyst for Public Consulting Group.

Mathias Piercy has been tapped for the role of regional vice-president of South Central for Dunkin’ Brands. In his new role, he will lead operations and development for Dunkin’ Donuts’ South Central region.

Mr. Piercy has been with Dunkin’ Brands for 10 years, most recently as director of combo operations in the U.S., a role he has held since 2016. He joined the company in 2008 as an operations manager, was promoted to business development manager in 2012, then became operations director for Mid-Atlantic in 2014. Prior to Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Piercy held various management and operations positions at Taco Bell and KFC.

"I am delighted to announce the promotions of three talented members of the Dunkin' Donuts team,” said David Hoffmann, president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. “Brian, Frank and Mathias have made significant contributions to our success and bring a wealth of experience to their new roles. With their passion for results, deep understanding of our business and leadership capabilities, I am confident they will help us continue to capitalize on the growth potential of both the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands.”