FRANKLIN, Tenn. – CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants announced that Andrew Robinson will join the company as Chief Human Resource Officer. Robinson will report to Ned Lyerly, CEO.

“Andrew’s addition to the CKE team will help us further hone a focus on talent, culture and operations, and we are proud to have him join us,” Lyerly said. “We’re confident that Andrew’s diverse experience and passion for people will help us attract and maintain top-tier talent and will be a significant driver in CKE’s continued success.”

Robinson joins CKE from Starr Restaurants, a James Beard award-winning collection of boutique restaurants. Prior to working at Starr Restaurants, Robinson served as TGIF’s Chief People & Culture Officer.

In his new role, Robinson will oversee the human resources, assets protection and corporate facilities functions at the CKE corporate office in Franklin, Tennessee.

“CKE’s growth has inspired an even greater level of excellence with its people and culture, and it’s an honor to be a part of this global organization,” Robinson said. “Together with the leadership team, we are eager to activate a growth strategy that will build on the strength of our key asset, our people.”