The financial veteran is bringing his expertise to the Mexican food franchise.
QDOBA Mexican Eats, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant franchise with more than 730 locations across the U.S. and Canada, has announced the appointment of Leviathan Winn as the brand’s new chief financial officer.
“Leviathan’s impressive track record of proven success in private equity, financial restructuring, and corporate transformation will be valuable in his new role at QDOBA,” said Keith Guilbault, CEO 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.”
Leviathan’s career includes a recent role as the global CFO for Taco Bell Corporation, as well as various financial and strategic positions at organizations such as JP Morgan Chase and McKinsey & Company.
He began his career in an investment banking franchise of Citi in New York, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Smart & Final Holdings, Inc.
“I am honored to be a part of the QDOBA team and know my previous financial and strategy experience will be extremely beneficial in taking QDOBA to new financial heights,” said Winn. “I look forward to joining the company’s experienced leadership team at its San Diego headquarters.”