Red Robin Appoints Stuart Brown as Chief Financial Officer
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Red Robin) has appointed Stuart Brown as senior vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). Brown will be responsible for leading a wide range financial disciplines at Red Robin including accounting, financial planning and external reporting, as well as overseeing the company’s supply chain organisation.
Brown brings 20 years of experience in corporate finance, including 10 years in the food retailing industry. He has extensive experience in public company finance including capital markets, treasury, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting and investor relations, as well as working closely with operations teams to strengthen performance.
Before joining Red Robin, Brown had, since 2006, served as CFO for DCT Industrial Trust, a real estate investment trust that owns, operates and develops distribution facilities in the US and Mexico. Prior to this, he was chief accounting officer (CAO) at Federal Realty Investment Trust, where he was responsible for all areas of accounting and overseeing business improvement projects. Brown also served as vice president (VP) and controller at Giant Food, and vice president of corporate accounting and vice president of investor relations for Ahold USA, as well as finance roles at Royal Ahold, based in the Netherlands and Washington DC.