SAN DIEGO — Leviathan Winn has been named chief financial officer at Qdoba.
He joins the fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain from Taco Bell Corp., a division of Yum! Brands Inc., where he was global CFO. Before that he was head of strategic development for the Consumer Bank at JP Morgan Chase and a strategy, restructuring and transformation consultant at McKinsey & Co.
Winn is on the board of directors for Smart & Final Holdings Inc., a chain of warehouse-style food and supply stores. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Leviathan's impressive track record of proven success in private equity, financial restructuring and corporate transformation will be valuable,” said Keith Guilbault, chief executive officer of Qdoba. “Throughout his career, Leviathan has executed a broad range of transactions including IPOs, corporate debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and has led strategic growth initiatives — driving strong returns on investment. I'm confident he will be a strong cultural fit and be instrumental in accelerating Qdoba's positioning for strategic growth and profitability.”