IHOP hires 30-year HR vet Jakubek for namesake, Applebee's chains

GLENDALE Calif. IHOP Corp. has named John Jakubek corporate senior vice president of human resources, effective March 31.

In his new role, Jakubek will oversee personnel matters for the company's IHOP/International House of Pancakes and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar chains and lead their "cultural integration," the company said Tuesday.

He also will lead all employee relations, staffing, staff development, succession planning, benefits and labor-related legal compliance efforts.

Previously, Jakubek was senior vice president of human resources for Oakwood Worldwide, and before that was HR vice president for ConAgra Foods. His 30-year career as an HR executive includes stints at such companies as PepsiCo and Miller Brewing. 

IHOP is operator or franchisor of more than 3,300 pancake specialty and casual-dining restaurants under the two brands.