Chapter Chair: Michael Verdesca, EVP & CIO, FOCUS Brands
With over 20 years of technology leadership experience, Michael Verdesca joined FOCUS Brands in April 2014. Prior to joining FOCUS Brands, Mr. Verdesca served as Chief Information Officer for Jack in the Box Inc. where he oversaw all technology, program management and strategic alignment for both the Jack in the Box and Qdoba Mexican Grill Brands. He also brings a breadth of retail and e-commerce experience from Longs Drug Stores, Moët Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, Williams-Sonoma Inc, and Harry and David Inc. Michael however grew up in food service and managed food service outlets for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Verdesca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology.