Board of Directors
Nigel Travis was named Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin’ Brands in January 2009 and appointed to the additional role of Chairman of the Board in May 2013. . From 2005 through 2008, Mr. Travis served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and on the board of directors of Papa John’s International, Inc., a publicly-traded international pizza chain. Prior to Papa John’s, Mr. Travis was with Blockbuster, Inc. from 1994 to 2004, where he served in increasing roles of responsibility, including President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Travis previously held numerous senior positions at Burger King Corporation. Mr. Travis currently serves on the board of directors of Office Depot, Inc. and formerly served on the boards of Lorillard, Inc. and Bombay Company, Inc. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Travis brings to the board a deep understanding of the Company, as well as domestic and international experience with franchised businesses in the QSR and retail industries.
Mr. Alvarez is currently Chairman and Representative Director at Skylark Co., Ltd., a Japanese-based operator of restaurant chains. Mr. Alvarez is a director at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company and served as a director of McDonald’s Corporation and KeyCorp until 2009. Mr. Alvarez served as President and Chief Operating Officer of McDonald’s Corporation from August 2006 until December 2009. Previously, he served as President of McDonald’s North America from January 2005 to August 2006 and as President of McDonald’s USA from July 2004 to January 2005. Mr. Alvarez has brings significant experience in the quick service restaurant industry as well as executive leadership experience to the Board.
Irene Chang Britt serves as President, Pepperidge Farm, a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company and also holds the position of Senior Vice President, Global Baking and Snacking for Campbell. Ms. Chang Britt joined Campbell in 2005 and has held a series of leadership positions with Campbell including Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and President, North America Foodservice. She was named to her current position in 2012. Ms. Chang Britt formerly served on the board of directors of Sunoco, Inc.
Mr. DiNovi is Co-President of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. Mr. DiNovi joined THL in 1988. Mr. DiNovi is currently a director of West Corporation. Within the last five years, Mr. DiNovi formerly served on the boards of Michael Foods, Inc., American Media Operations, Inc., Vertis, Inc. and Nortek, Inc. Mr. DiNovi was selected as a director because of his experience addressing financial, strategic and operating issues as a senior executive of a financial services firm and as a director of several companies in various industries.
Mr. Hines served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., a sporting goods retailer, from 1995 to 2007. From 1990 to 1995, he held management positions with Staples, Inc., an office products retailer, most recently as Vice President, Finance. Mr. Hines spent 12 years in public accounting, the last eight years with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Hines is also a director of GNC Holdings, Inc. and of The TJX Companies, Inc. and was a director of The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Hines’ experience as a financial executive and certified public accountant provides him with expertise in the retail industry, including accounting, controls, financial reporting, tax, finance, risk management and financial management.
Ms. Horbach is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, where she serves as head of the Global Consumer and Retail team. Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Horbach was a General Partner at Forstmann Little, a private investment firm, and an Associate at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Horbach currently serves as a director of NBTY, Inc. and CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A., as well as a number of not-for-profit organizations. She has also served on the boards of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation and The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. Ms. Horbach has extensive experience in the retail and consumer industries, and experience on other public and private boards.
Mr. Nunnelly is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners, LLC in 1989, Mr. Nunnelly was a Partner at Bain & Company, with experience in the domestic, Asian and European strategy practices. Previously, Mr. Nunnelly worked at Procter & Gamble in product management. Mr. Nunnelly is a member of the board of directors of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. and Genpact Limited, as well as a number of private companies and not-for-profit corporations, and formerly served on the board of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. and Warner Music Group Corp. Mr. Nunnelly brings significant experience in product and brand management, as well as service on the boards of other public companies, including companies in the quick service restaurant business, to the board.
Carl Sparks has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Travelocity Global since April 2011. Travelocity is one of the leading companies in online travel, and a division of Sabre Inc. Prior to joining Travelocity, he served as President of Gilt Groupe, an invitation-only online retailer of luxury products and experiences. Mr. Sparks joined Gilt as Chief Marketing Officer in October 2009 and was promoted to President in March 2010, serving in that role until April 2011, when he joined Travelocity. Mr. Sparks also served for five years at Expedia Inc., an online travel company, from June 2004 until October 2009, in a variety of leadership roles, including Senior Vice President, Marketing and Retail Operations at Hotels.com from June 2004 to May 2006, Chief Marketing Officer at Expedia.com from June 2006 to December 2007, and General Manager at Hotels.com USA, Latin America & Canada from January 2008 to October 2009. Mr. Sparks is also a director of Vonage Holdings Corp.