ATLANTA — Raghu Sagi has been named chief information officer of Inspire Brands, Inc., parent company of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic Corp. and Rusty Taco. Mr. Sagi will assume his new role on April 15.
Mr. Sagi succeeds Darla Morse, who has been c.i.o. of Inspire Brands since April 2016. Ms. Morse will transition to c.i.o. of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s.
As Inspire Brands’ new c.i.o., Mr. Sagi will be responsible for leading technology initiatives for the restaurant company, including leveraging existing and emerging technologies.
Mr. Sagi joins Inspire Brands from Sephora Americas, where he spent the last seven years, most recently as chief engineering officer. Before his time at Sephora, Mr. Sagi was director of engineering for global e-commerce at Walmart Inc. Earlier in his career, he was an application architect for Best Buy and a consultant with Accenture.
“I am thrilled to welcome Raghu to Inspire,” said Paul Brown, chief executive officer of Inspire Brands. “He is an exceptional, innovative leader who has extensive experience in utilizing technology to fundamentally enhance the customer experience. Many initiatives he has led over his career are widely considered the benchmark for the implementation of cutting-edge digital technologies in the retail space. Raghu will be instrumental in the digital transformation of Inspire and our brands.”