GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Lynn Schweinfurth has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc., effective Jan. 28. She succeeds Guy Constant, who will assume the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer.
In her new role, Schweinfurth will be responsible for leading all financial disciplines at Red Robin, including accounting, operations analysis, strategic and financial planning, treasury, investor relations and overseeing the company’s supply chain.
Schweinfurth joins Red Robin from Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana restaurant brands. She was senior vice president, CFO and treasurer for Fiesta since 2012. Before that, she was vice president of finance and treasurer for Winn Dixie stores and CFO for Lone Star Steakhouse. Earlier in her career, Schweinfurth held various senior finance leadership positions at Brinker International Inc., Yum! Brands Inc. and PepsiCo Inc.
“Lynn’s extensive strategic, finance and capital markets experience with recognized restaurant brands rounds out Red Robin’s leadership ranks as we continue to build a best-in-class organization to drive growth in a rapidly evolving business,” said Denny Marie Post, CEO of Red Robin. “We are excited to have Lynn on the Red Robin team and look forward to her contributions in achieving our long-term vision. We are also pleased that Lynn’s arrival will allow us to complete the transition of Guy Constant from CFO to COO. Guy’s focused leadership and clear operational vision will help ensure we serve the needs of Red Robin guests and build our traffic momentum.”