CiCi’s new CEO restructures company

CiCi’s new CEO restructures company

COPPELL Texas CiCi’s Enterprises LP, parent of the 630-unit pizza buffet chain, has started the new year with a corporate restructuring under new chief executive Michael R. Shumsky.


The restructuring “will position the company for success in 2010 and beyond,” said Shumsky, who joined CiCi’s in October. He replaced company veteran Craig Moore, who retired and kept an ownership position in the company.




CiCi’s said in a statement that “restructuring has resulted in new organizational realignments to better support the CiCi’s franchisees, provide an industry-leading experience for its guests and ultimately own the value position in the pizza segment.”




Shumsky, who has worked in such companies as La Madeleine, Johnny Rockets, Sonic and Taco Bell, has reorganized the corporate leadership into four departments: brand excellence, franchise services, brand value and franchise-development services.




Changes include:




-CiCi’s operations division is now led by Kyle Smith as vice president of brand excellence. Smith was previously vice president of operations.




-The former training department is led by Steve Hawter as vice president of franchise services. Hawter was vice president of training.




-Marketing functions remain under Tom Koenigsberg, who has the new title of chief brand officer. His previous title was chief marketing officer.




-The new franchise-development group is led by Forbes Anderson as chief strategic officer. The division includes the real estate, franchising and construction teams. Anderson previously was CiCi’s chief financial officer. Shumsky said the combined group “allows for a more holistic approach to improve efficiency and allow all involved to work cohesively towards the same metrics.”




Succeeding Anderson as CFO is Tim Alba, who previously had been vice president and corporate controller.




Founded in 1985 in Plano, Texas, CiCi's has buffet restaurants in 33 states.




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