President & CFO
Brent Johnson is the President and Chief Financial Officer of Giordano’s.
Prior to Giordano’s, Brent acquired the majority of his restaurant experience at Yum! Brands, the international operator and franchisor of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants. His most recent position was that of the Vice President of Financial Planning and Strategy at Yum! Restaurants International. There he helped develop Yum! Brand’s international growth strategy for the KFC and Pizza Hut brands and led KFC’s “non-fried” strategic growth initiative as well as directed the development of a restaurant asset strategy for the South Korean Pizza Hut business.
Prior to his international experience he was the Senior Director of Yum! Brands Corporate Planning group where he formulated their long range earnings models and supported the development of their annual and quarterly financial disclosures. Brent began his Yum! Brands career at KFC where he held roles in Financial Planning and Strategic Planning providing commercial analytics and forecasting for various strategic and operational initiatives.
Prior to working in the restaurant industry Brent held several financial leadership roles over a five year career at Nissan Motor Corporation. He began his career in the computer industry as a sales and marketing representative for IBM. He has a BS in Business Administration from Marquette University and an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at North Carolina.