LOS ANGELES — FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. has promoted Ken Kuick and Rob Rosen to co-chief executive officers. They will succeed Andy Wiederhorn, who will step down as CEO but continue as chairman of the board of directors. As chairman, Mr. Wiederhorn will focus on the strategic direction of the company, the allocation of capital and ensuring the management team executes the company’s business plan.
Mr. Kuick has been chief financial officer at FAT Brands since May 2021. Earlier, he was CFO at Noodles & Co. for more than two years. He also has worked as chief accounting officer at VICI Properties Inc., chief accounting officer at Caesars Entertainment Corp., CFO at Aegon Asset Management, director of financial reporting at Calamos Investments, and global manager of corporate accounting and reporting at Alberto Culver.
Mr. Rosen is executive vice president of capital markets. He has more than 30 years of experience in structured finance, banking, lending and portfolio management, including positions at Fleet Bank, Kidder Peabody and Bank of Tokyo.
“Over the last few years, Ken and Rob have played a tremendous role in the unprecedented growth of FAT Brands,” Mr. Wiederhorn said. “Their financial acumen and track record for hitting key company benchmarks make them well-positioned to take on the CEO role together. I look forward to continuing to work with Ken and Rob in the chairman of the board position to aid in the continued success of FAT Brands.”