American Dairy Queen Corp., a subsidiary of International Dairy Queen Inc., has announced two hires to its international team: Chris Wren, VP of development, international and Greg Kirian, VP of marketing, international, according to a press release.
Wren has held executive finance and development roles at CIT Bank, Dine Brands Global, Wingstop and Yum! Brands. Wren will oversee the strategy and execution of international business development in new and existing markets.
Kirian brings more than two decades of global food and beverage industry experience, including international marketing leadership roles at Little Caesar’s, Wingstop and Yum! Brands. In his role at ADQ, he will lead brand and marketing strategies for international markets.
“Given our aggressive business goals to expand the company’s global footprint outside of the U.S. and Canada, strong leadership in marketing and development roles will be critical,” Nicolas Boudet, COO, international at American Dairy Queen Corp., said in the press release. “Chris and Greg both add impressive and diverse portfolios of experience in global businesses. Their contributions will help us drive DQ restaurant growth and brand awareness in new and existing markets around the world.”
International Dairy Queen Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corp. and Dairy Queen Canada Inc. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 7,000 restaurants in over 20 countries.