Full Name
Jeffery Kent
American Blue Ribbon Holdings
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Speaker Bio
Jeffery Kent is the Chief Information Officer of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, a restaurant holding company that operates or franchises 640 restaurants across 42 states, including the Ninety Nine, Max & Erma’s, Village Inn, Bakers Square and Legendary Baking brands. This position is the culmination of twenty years of senior IT leadership developing and supporting customer-facing technologies including call centers, self-service internet applications, kiosks, automated tellers, point-of-sale devices and large-scale data warehouses.

Prior to joining ABRH, Jeff help CIO positions at the following organizations …

• The Yankee Candle Company, a leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles • Fiesta Restaurant Group which owns, operates and franchises Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical restaurants in the southern United States, the Caribbean, Central America, South America and North India • Fiesta's former parent, Carrols Restaurant Group, from 2010 until Fiesta was spun off in 2012. • Influent, an international provider of call centers services

He also has held IT leadership positions with Wendy’s International, Huntington Banks and Texas Instruments. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Computer Engineering.

Jeffery Kent