Jon Rice is a senior marketing professional with 30 years of experience building brands through strategic insight and innovative creative solutions. Jon has worked with such leading restaurant and hospitality brands as Marriott, Pizza Hut, Chuck E. Cheese's, Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, Taco Bell, and Church’s Chicken. Jon currently serves as Sonny’s BBQ interim CMO and is well known for helping companies who are facing dramatic changes in their business environment better align their marketing strategy with efficient and effective sales building activities. Chief Outsiders, LLC is a nationwide "Executives-as-a-Service" firm, with more than 60 part-time, or fractional, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) engaged from coast-to-coast. Unlike other strategic marketing and management consulting firms, each CMO has held the position of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies. Chief Outsiders have served on the executive team of over 600 client companies to drive growth strategy and execution plans for a fraction of the cost of a full-time executive.