Buffalo Wild Wings names Alexander Ware CFO

Former PepsiAmericas, Pohlad Companies CFO to lead chain’s financial departments

Buffalo Wild Wings. Inc. on Monday named Alexander Ware the chain’s new chief financial officer. He takes over for the retired Mary Twinem and officially starts on Oct. 31. 

“We’re excited to welcome a leader of Alex’s caliber to Buffalo Wild Wings and believe that he will contribute significantly to our growth plans,” CEO Sally Smith said in a statement. “This is a pivotal time in Buffalo Wild Wings’ history, and Alex will play an important role in supporting our goal of creating value for all of our shareholders.”

Ware comes to Buffalo Wild Wings from MStar Holding Corp., the parent of MicroStar Logistics, a provider of kegs and logistics services to craft brewers. He was the executive chairman but will transition to a board member at the company.

Ware was the CFO at PepsiAmerias Inc. until 2010, when PepsiCo acquired the company. He was then the executive vice president of strategic development at Pohlad Companies, a family office with holdings in real estate, auto dealerships, Major League Baseball and various minority investments.

“I am honored to join Buffalo Wild Wings to leverage my diverse leadership experiences and deep financial knowledge to help the company deliver long-term, profitable growth,” Ware said in a statement. 

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