CMO to CEO Succession Strategy
Chris Fuqua Dunkin’ Donuts | SVP, Operations Strategy and Supply Chain
From marketing leadership to operations, supply and strategy, Chris Fuqua has created a pathway for success with growth initiatives including the development of the Next Generation Restaurant concept for Dunkin’ Donuts. Chris will articulate how marketing can lead to a career in general management.
Chris Fuqua joined Dunkin’ Brands in 2009 and is currently the Senior Vice President, Operations Strategy and Supply Chain at Dunkin’ Donuts. In this role, Chris leads Restaurant Operating Systems, Supply Chain, and Strategic Initiatives (including the development of the Next Generation Restaurant concept) for Dunkin’ Donuts.
Chris originally joined Dunkin’ Brands as the Director of Business Analysis, building the analytic infrastructure to help drive decision-making across the organization. He then served as the Senior Director of the Strategy, working closely with private equity sponsor teams as Dunkin’ went through the IPO process. In 2012, Chris was tapped to join the Marketing leadership team, where he held roles of increasing responsibility between 2012 and 2017. In 2017, he took on responsibility for Operating Systems and Supply Chain and has also shifted his focus to drive major strategic initiatives for the brand.
Richard Sanderson Russell Reynolds Assoc. | Executive Director, Marketing, Consumer & Retail
Richard Sanderson co-leads the Marketing Officers practice of Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global executive search firm. He has recently recruited the Chief Marketing Officers for MetLife, Whole Foods Market, Ancestry.com, FTD.com, Qualcomm, Campbell’s Soup, Kia, Edward Jones, ManpowerGroup, Staples, United Rentals, Schneider Electric, Axa, Two Roads Hospitality, The Field Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Aspen Dental, BlueCross BlueShield Association among many others.