ATLANTA – Fast-casual restaurant chain, Schlotsky’s has announced Claire Quinn vice president of global marketing. Quinn has an extensive background across a range of marketing disciplines including brand management, marketing strategy, innovation, consumer trends, and marketing analytics and insights.

“Claire’s brand management and leadership positions in both in-house and consulting roles, coupled with her vast retail insight and analytics experience makes her a valuable addition to the FOCUS Brands team,” said Schlotzsky's president Kelly Roddy in a statement. “We look forward to tapping her passion for blending consumer trends and insights with marketing strategy to support sales and growth of the Schlotzsky’s brand.”

Quinn speaks frequently at marketing conferences and most recently was a principal at the boutique marketing and sales firm, Carpe Group. Carpe Group serves leading brands and retailers in the consumer packaged goods industry. She started her career in brand management with General Mills. She spent 18 years with the Coca-Cola Company in marketing leadership roles in the corporate and North America divisions, and received three CMO Special Recognition Awards. Before Coca-Cola, she was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, and director of marketing for CIBAVision, a Novartis company.

Quinn graduated from the Univ. of Arkansas and earned her MBA from the Wharton School of Business.