Franchise Update Magazine Issue I, 2017 - Page 15

WOMEN IN THE C-SUITE

Phyllis Levy
Title : Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Brand : Rita ’ s Italian Ice Years in franchising : 4 Years with current brand : 1 Franchised units : 625 Total units : 625 Brand revenue : NA
Background : As Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer , Phyllis Levy leads the development and execution of marketing strategies and corporate communications , as well as research and development at the world ’ s largest Italian ice chain . Her career spans more than 30 years as both an executive within and as a consultant to a number of franchise brands and Fortune 500 firms in the food , pharmaceutical , and general consumer packaged goods industries . She is a nationally respected developer , acquirer , and marketer of new products and services for companies including Campbell Soup , Johnson & Johnson , Kraft Foods , and GlaxoSmithKline . Before joining Rita ’ s , she was Chief Executive Officer for Growing Points , a company she founded to develop new entrepreneurial ventures in both the educational and health and wellness marketplaces .
Christina Maxwell
Title : Chief Financial Officer Brand : Quiznos Years in franchising : 4 Years with current brand : 4 Franchised units : NA Total units : 1,200 ( est . 2016 ) Brand revenue : NA
Background : Maxwell joined Quiznos in 2012 . As Chief Financial Officer , she is responsible for the direct oversight of all accounting , finance , tax , and IT functions for the company . After receiving a B . S . degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri- Columbia , she began her career by spending four years as an auditor with accounting firms Deloitte & Touche , followed by Ernst & Young . After that , she moved to the private sector as Corporate Controller and Senior Analyst with the Apartment Investment and Management Company . She next served as Director of Corporate Finance for Gaiam , a consumer products company focused on healthy living and sustainable products , followed by a term as Vice President of Finance at Real Goods Solar . She is a licensed CPA in the state of Colorado .
Sandi Moody
Title : Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Brand : Chick-fil-A Years in franchising : 26 Years with current brand : 26 Franchised units : NA Total units : 1,967 ( est .) Brand revenue : $ 6.7 billion ( est .)
Background : Sandi Moody began her career at Chick-fil-A in 1991 as an Accountant . Over the years , she advanced through several positions : Administrator , Finance ; Supervisor , Finance ; Manager , Business Analysis ; Senior Manager , Business Analysis ; and Vice President , Business Insight . In November 2015 she was promoted to Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer , where her role is to create the vision for Financial Services based on anticipated business growth , and to lead the Financial Services Leadership Team ( consisting of representatives from Restaurant Reporting , Corporate Reporting , Payroll and Benefits , Treasury , Tax , and Business Insights ). She is a CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant . She earned her B . S . in Accounting from Berry College and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education Advanced Management Program . She is Treasurer for the Landmark Christian School .
Monica Nicolau
Title : Chief Technology Officer Brand : Sylvan Learning Years in franchising : 16 Years with current brand : 6 Franchised units : 740 Total units : 750 Brand revenue : $ 29.5 million
Background : Monica Nicolau joined Sylvan Learning in March 2011 as Senior Director of Software Development , and in April 2013 became Vice President of Software Development . In June 2015 she was promoted to her current position of Chief Technology Officer . Building a technology team and working together with many other functions in the organization to design and build SylvanSync , the brand ’ s digital tutoring delivery platform , is among her proudest business accomplishments . Before coming to Sylvan Learning , she worked at Micros Systems ( now Oracle Hospitality ), where she began as a Software Engineer and moved up to Director of Software Engineering before her arrival at Sylvan . She holds an M . S . in Computer Science with a specialization in Software Engineering from Johns Hopkins University .
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