NASHVILLE, TENN. — Brad Reed has been named chief development officer at Captain D's, a fast-casual seafood chain with 535 restaurants in 22 states. Mr. Reed previously served as vice-president of franchise operations. In his new role, he has responsibility for leading Captain D's growth through franchising and real estate development and recruiting new franchisees.

Prior to joining Captain D's in 2010, Mr. Reed was a franchisee with Salsarita's Fresh Cantina and Texas Roadhouse. He also previously held an operations role at Logan's Roadhouse, overseeing new store openings, real estate, area development, marketing and training.

“Over the past several years, Captain D's has experienced a surge in franchise development, and Brad has been a driving force behind the strategies that have fueled this ongoing success,” said Phil Greifeld, president and chief executive officer of Captain D’s. “We’re very pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion, and have no doubt that in his new role, Brad will continue leveraging his tremendous experience and industry knowledge to take our brand to new heights.”