Quick Service Restaurants
Steve DeSutter is a highly successful chief executive and leader whose professional experience spans more than 45 years of transformational engagement in a number of industries, including both franchising and corporate-operated quick service restaurants; convenience retail; bio-tech startups; industrial manufacturing; agricultural business; and unique, entrepreneurial start-up assignments. Most recently Chief Executive Officer of Focus Brands, Steve served for the last six years transforming a highly decentralized operation into a scalable growth platform. Under Steve’s leadership the company’s cash flow increased by nearly 50%, and its operating margins grew from low 30s to mid-40s, achieving top decile performance in the industry. Steve’s broad leadership experience spans a number of industries with a track record punctuated by turnarounds and scaled successes. From the Boardroom to the Frontline, his experiences enable him to build the credible, trusting relationships necessary to effect quick change, enhance enterprise reputation, and build strong leadership teams.