GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. — Guy J. Constant has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. In his role, he will lead financial disciplines at the restaurant company, including accounting and control, financial planning and analysis, operations finance, credit and external reporting.
|Guy J. Constant, new executive vice-president and c.f.o. of Red Robin|
With more than 20 years of leadership experience in corporate finance, Mr. Constant joins Red Robin from Rent-A-Center, Inc., where he was c.f.o., executive vice-president of finance and treasurer. Previously, he held various executive roles at Brinker International, Inc., including executive vice-president and c.f.o., president of Chili’s Global Restaurant Division, senior vice-president and vice-president of finance and senior director of executive compensation. Prior to Brinker, he held various marketing, finance and human resources positions at AMR Corp., parent company of American Airlines. He has a bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Manitoba and a master of business administration degree from the University of Western Ontario.
“Guy’s finance experience, strategic mindset and results orientation completes our standout Red Robin leadership team as we continue to improve our performance and set Red Robin up to serve generations of guests to come,” said Denny Marie Post, chief executive officer of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. “Throughout his career, Guy has developed and driven high performance teams.”
Founded in 1969, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., with more than 540 restaurants across the United States and Canada.“I am very excited to join the Red Robin team,” Mr. Constant said. “During my many years in the industry, I have admired the Red Robin brand and business, which has been built upon a strong culture and talented leadership within both operations and at the home office. I look forward to helping Denny and her team continue to deliver on the promises we have made to our team members, guests and shareholders through everyday value and improved service, built upon the foundation of a returns-focused, disciplined approach to capital allocation.”