DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) today announced that Joseph Taylor has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of the company, effective immediately.
"We are thrilled to announce Joe's promotion to CFO," said Wyman Roberts, chief executive officer and president of Brinker. "Throughout Joe's tenure at Brinker, he's played an instrumental role in driving shareholder value and as CFO, I'm confident he'll continue to be my partner in doing just that. His extensive industry background and experience, coupled with his deep knowledge of Brinker and our strategic initiatives will continue to be an asset to our team."
With 17 years of experience at Brinker, Taylor has held multiple leadership roles in finance, communications and public policy. He joined the Brinker family in 1999 as vice president of finance, went on to lead corporate affairs, investors relations and most recently served as interim chief financial officer since April 2017. Prior to Brinker, Taylor served as vice president for Banc America Securities and Bank of America, Inc.
"I'm honored to have this opportunity and to continue partnering with our talented team members and supporting our iconic brands. I look forward to helping Wyman and the team deliver results and drive value for our shareholders and guests," said Joe Taylor.
Brinker International, Inc. is one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies. Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, as of the fiscal fourth quarter ended June 28, 2017, Brinker owned, operated or franchised 1,674 restaurants under the names Chili's® Grill & Bar (1,622 restaurants) and Maggiano's Little Italy® (52 restaurants).
SOURCE Brinker International, Inc.