Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer
Yum Restaurants International
Jack Clare serves as VP, IT and CIO of Yum! Restaurants International (YRI), a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system units with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 117 countries and territories.
Yum! Restaurants International (YRI), based in Dallas, Texas, is the largest division of Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum! Brands, Inc., with nearly 14,500 restaurants in more than 117 countries and territories, and nearly $590 million in operating profits.
YRI operates two major brands (KFC & Pizza Hut) as well as other smaller brands throughout the world, and is currently leading the introduction of Taco Bell beyond North America. YRI has opened more than 750 new restaurants in each of the past three years. Rapid expansion in recent years continues in most existing markets, as well as developing key strategic markets such as France, India, Russia, Germany, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
Clare joined YRI in 2008 from Constellation Brands, a leading multi-national beverage alcohol producer and importer, where he held various information technology positions including vice president, technical services for North America, and CIO of Franciscan Estates, the fine wine division of Constellation. Prior to that, he held positions with consulting firm Sapient, Inc., leading client systems integration engagements across numerous vertical industries and as an engineer for the US Air Force.
He holds an MBA from the University of California, Davis, an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton, OH, and BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy.