Smashburger announced a series of promotions and new hires, including the promotion of Greg Creighton to president from chief operating officer.
Other Smashburger personnel moves include:
Chris Chang joined Smashburger as senior vice president of finance and strategy. Previously, he was a vice president at Consumer Capital Partners, a private equity firm.
Jeremy Morgan was promoted to senior vice president, marketing and consumer insights from his previous position of vice president, strategy. Morgan was case team leader at Bain & Company before joining Smashburger.
Max Sheets was promoted to senior vice president, real estate from the position of vice president, real estate.
Senior vice president, franchising, Doug Branigan had his responsibilities expanded to lead franchise sales and relations in addition to franchise real estate and development.
Jim Ernster was promoted to vice president, construction, which leads both company and franchise units in new restaurant development.
Doug Thielen joined Smashburger as vice president, communications. He served as manager of non-traditional marketing and public relations for Qdoba.
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