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DineEquity’s head of international resigns

Daniel del Olmo served in role since 2013

DineEquity Inc.’s president for international, Daniel del Olmo, is resigning, according to documents the company filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Del Olmo, whose official departure is scheduled for Sept. 13, will pursue another opportunity, the Glendale, Calif.-based company said.

Del Olmo has served in the role since December 2013, when DineEquity began unifying the international development teams for its IHOP family-dining and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar casual-dining brands.

DineEquity had 157 international Applebee’s locations and 106 international IHOP’s at the end of the company’s second quarter on June 30.

“The success of all our franchisees across the globe is our mission, and the key to the worldwide success and growth of DineEquity is a focus on developing each brand’s unique presence around the world,” said Julia Stewart, then-DineEquity CEO, said at the time of del Olmo’s hiring. Stewart resigned in April. 

Immediately before joining DineEquity, Del Olmo served as senior vice president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group for Wyndham Worldwide.

He also worked with Amadeus Global Travel Distribution and Melia Hotels International. 

Del Olmo’s departure will coincide with the arrival of a new permanent CEO, Stephen Joyce, who will assume the position the Sept. 12. 

DineEquity has than 3,700 restaurants across 19 countries.

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