We are thrilled to announce that former COO and President of Focus Brands, Kat Cole, is joining Slice’s Board of Directors.
Kat has an impressive background as a strategic leader. She has deep experience with omnichannel consumer brands, global expansion, restaurant operations, and franchising. She spent the last decade at Focus Brands in progressively larger executive roles — first as the President of Cinnabon, then as Group President of Focus Brands overseeing licensing, manufacturing, and CPG, and finally as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of Focus Brands for the last four years.
As COO, she was responsible for all seven of its global brands: Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Moe’s, McAlister’s, Schlotzsky’s, and Jamba. Additionally, she managed the Licensing and International divisions responsible for building the brands in over 55 countries. Kat is credited for driving the turnaround of the Cinnabon business. She helped build that franchise and its multi-channel business into a $1B brand. Kat leads strong teams, innovation, and organizational change to support the growth of the company, franchisees, and brands.
Her significant experience growing companies will undoubtedly help Slice achieve our long-term business objectives. She’s a powerful operator with industry-specific experience and a deep understanding of how technology is reshaping restaurants and retail. She will bring valued expertise to Slice — especially as we double-down on our growth and Slice Accelerate.
Welcome Kat Cole!