New York-based fast-casual restaurant brand Just Salad has named Jared Garber its chief financial officer, the company announced on Monday.
“I am proud and excited to welcome Jared Gaber to Just Salad during the fastest growth period our company has endured in its 17-year history,” said Nick Kenner, founder and CEO of Just Salad, in a statement. “Jared brings extensive industry experience as well as an impressive feel for the restaurant sector, both financial and beyond, which will make him a valuable asset to our company and leadership team as we continue to grow fast.”
Garber, left, was preceded by Stefan Boyd, who left the company on March 1.
Prior to Just Salad, Garber was vice president at Goldman Sachs, serving as the lead equity research analyst for the firm’s restaurant sector with coverage across 18 publicly traded restaurant companies. In this role, he covered the IPOs of high-growth quick-service concepts as well as the fast-casual dining category. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Garber held several positions at Macy’s, building almost six years’ worth of retail management expertise.
“I am honored to play a part in Just Salad’s mission to disrupt the fast-food industry with healthy, fresh meals and first-of-their-kind climate solutions,” said Garber in a statement. “After closely following publicly traded restaurant companies for the past seven years, I am inspired by Just Salad's brand, business model, team and white space and admire the company’s innovative and distinctly unique approach to food and sustainability within the fast-casual category. I look forward to working with Nick and the larger executive team as we enter an exciting and rapidly accelerating period of growth for the company.”
Just Salad, founded in 2006, has over 70 units across the country.