MIAMI King Corp. said it has hired former Sony BMG Music human resources executive Robert Perkins as vice president inclusion and talent management.
In the newly created position, Perkins will oversee the burger chain’s internal and external inclusion strategies and will also have responsibility for its talent management group, overseeing talent assessment and reviews, leadership development, training, and succession planning. He will report to chief human resource officer Pete Smith.
Company spokeswoman Denise Wilson said that the chain strives to be inclusive from every aspect and thus has four “inclusion pillars”: workforce, community, guests, and operators and suppliers. Perkins is charged with ensuring progress in each of the pillars.
In a statement, Smith said: "We believe Robert can maximize the opportunities around our inclusion initiative as we incorporate inclusion into our business strategies. Our inclusion pillars were designed to reinforce the importance of working as one cohesive group, while respecting and embracing all the differences we bring to the brand every day. In addition, Robert will work closely with the Diversity Action Council to elevate the importance of inclusion among our employees and franchisees.”
In addition to his work at Sony BMG Music, Perkins has served in leadership and diversity development roles at Time Warner, Philip Morris, Kraft Foods, Avon Products and Procter and Gamble.