David Pace will become the next chief executive officer for Jamba Inc., which owns and franchises Jamba Juice stores. In addition, Richard Federico, a member of Jamba’s board of directors since 2006, will assume the role of chairman of the board effective immediately.
Pace replaces James White and will start with the company on March 14. Pace, a member of Jamba’s board since 2012, joins the company from Bloomin’ Brands, where he served as executive vice president and president of its Carrabba’s Italian Grill concept since 2014. Before he oversaw the domestic operations and development of Carrabba’s, Pace was Bloomin’ Brands’ chief resources officer and was responsible for Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion. Prior to joining Bloomin’ Brands in 2010, Pace held executive positions with Starbucks Coffee Company, PepsiCo and Yum! Brands, Inc.
Federico most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc.