GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. — Lynn Schweinfurth has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., effective Jan. 28. She succeeds Guy Constant, who will move to the role of executive vice-president and chief operating officer.
In her new role, Ms. Schweinfurth will be responsible for leading all financial disciplines at Red Robin, including accounting, operations analysis, strategic and financial planning, treasury, investor relations and overseeing the company’s supply chain.
Ms. Schweinfurth joins Red Robin from Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., parent company of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana restaurant brands. She was senior vice-president, c.f.o. and treasurer for Fiesta since 2012. Before that, she was vice-president of finance and treasurer for Winn Dixie stores and c.f.o. for Lone Star Steakhouse. Earlier in her career, Ms. Schweinfurth held various senior finance leadership positions at Brinker International, Inc., Yum! Brands, Inc. and PepsiCo, Inc.
“Lynn’s extensive strategic, finance and capital markets experience with recognized restaurant brands rounds out Red Robin’s leadership ranks as we continue to build a best-in-class organization to drive growth in a rapidly evolving business,” said Denny Marie Post, chief executive officer of Red Robin. “We are excited to have Lynn on the Red Robin team and look forward to her contributions in achieving our long-term vision. We are also pleased that Lynn’s arrival will allow us to complete the transition of Guy Constant from c.f.o. to c.o.o. Guy’s focused leadership and clear operational vision will help ensure we serve the needs of Red Robin guests and build our traffic momentum.”