Romacorp, Inc. Announces New Talent to Executive Team to Oversee the Brand’s Global Collection of Casual Dining Concepts
New leaders will pave the way for the 150-plus Tony Roma’s locations and spearhead new-and-upcoming initiatives for the brand
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 2, 2020) – Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s®, proudly appoints new talent and executives to its leadership team, including the promotion of brand-veteran, John Brisco, to president & CEO. This announcement sets the foundation for the next phase of growth for Romacorp, as it looks to expand its restaurant portfolio and dining offerings.
Romacorp is best known for its globally-recognized restaurant brand, Tony Roma’s, which is a full-service, family-friendly dining destination that serves World-Famous Baby Back Ribs and beloved menu classics, such as premier burgers, steaks and seafood. This year, Romacorp plans to unveil a new concept that is fast-casual, providing the same quality ingredients and fresh preparations in an authentic quick-service space for guests on-the-go.
“Having worked with Romacorp for the past eight years and counting, I’m dedicated to the growth and success of the brand, its talented team and worldwide customers, and I look forward to taking on this new leadership role,” said John Brisco, new president & CEO of Romacorp. “Romacorp will continue to build its leadership capacity and has plans for unveiling new and exciting dining experiences for customers this year.”
Today, Romacorp announces its leadership team, including the following recent appointments and internal promotions:
John Brisco – President & CEO / Board of Directors
Formerly the President of Global Franchise for Romacorp, Brisco has recently been promoted to president & CEO and is one of two new board members for the company. John is an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant realm, previously serving as president of international development for Ruby Tuesday, president of international franchise for Sbarro’s, and vice president of international development for TGI Fridays.
Alan Rosen – Board of Directors
Rosen joins Romacorp’s new board members team with more than three generations worth of knowledge in the restaurant industry. Graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Alan has grown his profile from director of marketing for Junior’s Restaurants and Bakery to becoming a co-owner of the company, alongside his brother. Alan has helped grow a small, local Brooklyn bakery into an internationally renowned bakery, selling world-famous cheesecake.
Dan Cronk – Executive Vice President, Legal Administration
Cronk was named executive vice president, legal & administration, as of November 2019, and was recently appointed as a director of Roma Systems, Inc. and Roma Franchise Corporation in January 2020. Cronk has worked with the Romacorp brand since 2016, serving in various positions including special counsel, general counsel and secretary. He also engages in the private practice of law (Law Offices of Daniel T. Cronk, PLLC) in Lucas, Texas.
Ramon Bourgeois – Senior Vice President, Global Franchise
Bourgeois is a restaurant industry veteran with more than 25 years of industry experience. Recently, he was named senior vice president, global franchise of Roma Franchise Corporation, Romacorp, Inc. and Roma Systems, Inc. as of November 2019, and was appointed a director of Roma Systems, Inc. and Roma Franchise Corporation in January 2020. Having worked for Romacorp for five years, Bourgeois has also held previous titles such as vice president and regional vice president for the brand. Prior to that, Bourgeois was the director of operations for areas USA.
Darren Gino – Vice President, Information Technology & Marketing
Gino was appointed vice president, information technology & marketing of Romacorp, Inc., Roma Franchise Corporation and Roma Systems, Inc. as of December 2019. Before that, Mr. Gino was the director of information technology for Romacorp from January 2016 until November 2019. Before working with Romacorp, Gino was a project leader and project manager for Darden Restaurants for more than nine years.
Nina Bishop – Vice President, Accounting & Human Resources
Bishop was appointed vice president, accounting & human resources of Romacorp, Inc., Roma Franchise Corporation and Roma Systems, Inc. as of December 2019. Before that, she was the director of accounting for Romacorp for three years. Previously, Ms. Bishop was the controller for NMA Accounting LLC from September 2008 until August 2016.
About Romacorp, Inc.
Romacorp, Inc., is the parent company of Tony Roma’s restaurants, the world’s largest casual dining concept specializing in ribs. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Romacorp, Inc. has more than 135 restaurant locations in more than 25 countries and is one of the most globally recognizable names in the industry. The first Tony Roma’s restaurant opened 46 years ago in North Miami, Florida. For more information about Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s, visit www.tonyromas.com.
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