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Paul J.
Paul J. Brown
Chief Executive Officer Inspire Brands, Inc.


Mr. Brown has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Brands, Inc., a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 4,600 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and R Taco locations worldwide, since February 2018. Prior to his current position, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. from May 2013 until February 2018. He served as President, Brands and Commercial Services for Hilton Worldwide, a global hospitality company, from 2008 to April 2013. Prior to that, he was with Expedia Inc. for four years, most recently serving as President, Expedia North America and Expedia Inc. Partner Services Group. From 2001 through 2005, Mr. Brown was a Partner with McKinsey & Co. in their London and Atlanta offices. Earlier in his career, he was Senior Vice President of Brand Services for Intercontinental Hotels Group, a Manager with the Boston Consulting Group, Inc. and a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting. Mr. Brown received a bachelor’s degree in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989 and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1994. Mr. Brown is also a member of the board of directors of Lindblad Expeditions, J.C. Penney Company, Inc., and FOCUS Brands, Inc. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Tech Foundation, The Woodruff Arts Center, the Buckhead Coalition, and Atlanta200. He has also served as an executive-in-residence at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.