Slice Announces New Board Member

Kat Cole, former COO and President of Focus Brands, to Join Slice’s Board of Directors

NEW YORK--()--Slice — the innovative tech platform powering America’s local pizzerias — announced today that Kat Cole has joined its board of directors.

Cole has an impressive background as a strategic leader with deep experience with omnichannel consumer brands, global expansion, restaurant operations, and franchising. She spent the last decade at Focus Brands in progressively larger executive roles, first as the president of Cinnabon, then as group president of Focus Brands overseeing licensing, manufacturing, and CPG, and finally as chief operating officer (COO) and president of Focus Brands for the last four years.

As COO, she was responsible for all seven of its global brands: Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Moe’s, McAlister’s, Schlotzsky’s, and Jamba, as well as the Licensing and International divisions responsible for building the brands in over 55 countries. Cole is credited for driving the turnaround of the Cinnabon business, building that franchise and its multi-channel business into a $1B brand, and for leading strong teams, innovation, and organizational change to support the growth of the company, franchisees, and brands.

“We are so pleased to have Kat join the Slice board. Her significant experience growing companies will undoubtedly help Slice achieve our long-term business objectives,” said Ilir Sela, founder and CEO of Slice. “She’s a powerful operator and change agent with industry-specific experience and a deep understanding of how technology is reshaping restaurants and retail. She will bring valued expertise to Slice - especially as we double-down on our growth and Slice Accelerate.”

Slice recently announced its 2021 goal of $1B in GMV at the recent Goldman Sachs Private Innovative Company Conference, signaling the company’s rapid growth. In June 2020, Slice announced that it had surpassed $1B in cumulative sales since its founding in 2010.

About Slice

Slice transforms independent pizzerias with the specialized technology, marketplace, data insights, digital marketing, and business services they need to serve today’s digital-minded customers, all at a low fixed cost per order. Enabling these small businesses to thrive in today’s competitive environment, Slice makes it easy for customers to order from their go-to shops and discover their next favorite. Serial entrepreneur Ilir Sela started Slice to solve his family’s New York City pizzerias’ digital challenges. Today, the company partners with over 14,000 pizzerias across 3,000 cities in all 50 states forming the nation’s largest digital marketplace for authentic pizza.

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