Ryan Esko president and CEO

Ryan Esko, president and CEO

Sun Capital principal named president, CEO of Smokey Bones

Ryan Esko replaces Chris Artinian at the casual-dining chain

Sun Capital Partners Inc. principal Ryan Esko has been named chair, president and CEO of Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, the company announced Tuesday.

Esko replaces Chris Artinian, who left the company to pursue other opportunities, the company said. Artinian served as president and CEO since 2012.

“We are very pleased that Ryan is joining Smokey Bones,” Anthony Polazzi, a member of Smokey Bones’ board

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