Jeni’s this week announced the appointment of veteran food industry executive Stacy Peterson as chief executive officer. She will assume the role in December.
A self-admitted “raving fan of the Jeni’s brand for years,” Peterson is known as a calm, thoughtful leader, with a great eye for talent. Most recently she has served as chief revenue officer of Wingstop, where in her nine-year tenure she has served as chief experience officer and chief digital & technology officer. She helped grow Wingstop from 550 restaurants when she joined to the 1,900 in operation today and led Wingstop’s digital and marketing transformation, building digital experiences that enabled industry leading momentum for Wingstop.
Prior to her roles at Wingstop, she held leadership positions at Service King, a Blackstone Portfolio Company, as well as FedEx Office and CBRE
Of equal import, Peterson cites Wildberry Lavender as her favorite flavor. She is married with two boys and will relocate with her family to Columbus in 2023.
“I’m excited to join Team Jeni’s and help carry on their commitment to making better ice creams and bringing people together,” said Peterson. “What Jeni created, with quality as the company’s North Star and a tremendous focus on customer experience and a team commitment to be a Force for Good, will continue to be what differentiates this company from our competition.”
Jeni’s outgoing CEO John Lowe announced in June that he was stepping aside after 13 years. He will remain on its board.
About Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is a modern American ice cream company devoted to making the finest ice creams the world has ever known. Founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 2002, by James Beard Award-winning ice cream maker Jeni Britton, Jeni's has emerged over the past 20 years as the new standard by which all other ice creams (and ice cream companies) are judged. Jeni's continues to make one-of-a-kind flavors with Direct and Fair Trade ingredients and super fresh milk from family dairy farms. Today, Jeni's is a Certified B Corporation known for its social, environmental and business leadership with nearly 70 scoop shops, an online shop at jenis.com and distribution in top grocery stores across the country.