Ruby Tuesday names Rockwell finance VP

Ruby Tuesday names Rockwell finance VP

MARYVILLE Tenn. Ruby Tuesday Inc. has hired Wall Street veteran Steve Rockwell to fill the newly created position of vice president of finance.

Rockwell, who most recently was a portfolio manager and analyst at Brown Advisory, will direct the casual-dining chain’s investor relations, financial planning and banking. He also will serve as an executive on the company’s finance team.

Before he joined Brown Advisory, Rockwell was director of research at regional banking firm Ferris Baker Watts. Before that, he was a managing director and senior research analyst for nearly 20 years at Alex Brown & Sons, where he spearheaded the firm's restaurant practice.

Ruby Tuesday, based here, operates or franchises more than 900 namesake restaurants.