Stevi B's Pizza Names New Executives

Stevi B's Pizza names new senior vice president of finance, vice president of operations and senior director of franchise operations and training.

Chain Leader, 1/7/2010 12:26:00 PM ATLANTA - (Jan. 7, 2010) - Stevi B's Pizza, the industry's only national premium pizza buffet restaurant, is proud to announce the promotions of Tim Walker to Senior Vice President of Finance, Scott Knight to Vice President of Operations and Brent Hobbs to Senior Director of Franchise Operations and Training.

As Senior Vice President of Finance, Tim Walker will oversee all finance and accounting functions and will develop, measure and analyze key performance indicators of the company. He most recently served as controller for Stevi B's and has held former finance roles with Delta Airlines and Arby's Restaurant Group. Walker earned his bachelor's degree from Berry College and received a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia State University.

As Vice President of Operations, Scott Knight will provide overall direction and guidance to the operational activities of the organization with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability. His new role will include day-to-day leadership and management to all company and franchise operations functions. No stranger to the world of franchising, Knight most recently served as senior director of operations for Stevi B's and has held several franchise-related jobs, including being the owner/partner of 13 Sonic Drive-In restaurants in the metro-Atlanta area. Knight earned his Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University.

As Senior Director of Franchise Operations and Training, Brent Hobbs will focus on building restaurant sales and franchisee profitability while overseeing franchise operations, training, new store openings, research and development, menu development and food safety. With previous jobs in food service with Greyhound Lines, CiCi's Pizza and Dominos Pizza, Hobbs has more than 20 years of restaurant and franchise experience. Hobbs earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky.

"We are very excited to announce the promotion of Tim, Scott and Brent to these positions," says Matthew Loney, president of Stevi B's Pizza. "They all bring solid experience to the table and I'm confident of their abilities to aide in Stevi B's continuous growth."

About Stevi B's Pizza

Stevi B's Pizza, the industry's only national "premium" pizza buffet restaurant franchise, was founded in 1996 in Atlanta. Recently purchased by Argonne Capital, an Atlanta private equity firm focused on growing restaurant and retail companies into category leaders, Stevi B's Pizza currently has 30 franchised and four company-owned locations in seven states throughout the United States. Recognized for serving the highest quality pizzas "made from scratch," Stevi B's is a family friendly, community-driven brand that offers a distinct menu of specialty pizzas such as the Loaded Baked Potato, Chicken Fajita, Cheeseburger and Spinach Alfredo served fresh and at a great value in an atmosphere that is fun for adults and children. With the recent rollout of a new store design, Stevi B's Pizza is primed for growth throughout the United States.

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