Full Name
Ryan Nowlin
Job Title
Chief Information Officer
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Ryan has nearly 30 years of Information Technology experience across a broad range of industries and disciplines with the last 12 years focused on restaurant technology. In his current role as Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Fiesta Restaurant Group, parent of 325-unit international fast casual concepts Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical, Ryan led the digital transformation of the organization at both the corporate and restaurant levels via an innovative cloud-based strategy. Previously, he served in a similar capacity with Corner Bakery Cafe following the carve-out from Brinker International, including the implementation of all new corporate and restaurant technology platforms.
Prior to the restaurant industry, Ryan spent over 15 years consulting with various organizations in the financial services, healthcare and hospitality industries on matters of information security, business intelligence, infrastructure and overall technology strategy.
Ryan earned his Bachelors of MIS from the University of Phoenix and his Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. He is a devout hockey fan and skates as frequently as his travel schedule allows.
Ryan Nowlin