McDonald’s has appointed Brian Rice as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, shared CEO Chris Kempczinski in a message to the McDonald’s global System.
“I am proud to announce that Brian Rice is joining McDonald’s as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, reporting directly to me and serving on our Global Senior Leadership Team,” he shared in the message.
According to him, Brian’s accomplishments make him the perfect enterprise leader to continue to drive their digital vision to new heights as they deliver on accelerating the Arches strategy.
His experience leading enterprise technology teams spans well-known brands and global businesses, including Kellogg Company, Mars, General Motors and Cardinal Health. At each turn, Brian has successfully modernized technology systems, built new capabilities, and elevated the role of digital in building relationships with customers to drive growth.
“Our innovations in digital and technology are powering our ambition to double down on our 3Ds (digital, delivery and Drive Thru). We’re scaling new capabilities including loyalty – which is now in nearly 50 markets – introducing new innovations like artificial intelligence and automated order taking, and modernizing data systems to move faster while improving the experience for customers and crew,” added Kempczinski.
He also shared that this past quarter, digital sales were $6 billion in McDonald’s top 6 markets alone and it has also got the opportunity to significantly increase digital as a percentage of total sales.
“While we further fortify an even stronger technology backbone across every aspect and touchpoint of our business, Brian will partner with leaders across the center, our segments and our markets to support our transformation of the McDonald’s experience into an extraordinary and personalized journey for every person,” he concluded.
Brian and his family will be based in Chicago, and he’ll officially be joining McDonald’s on August 31.
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