Tony Moralejo, Justin Skelton join leadership team
Dine Brands Global named a new president of International and Global Development, Tony Moralejo, and new chief information officer, Justin Skelton. Both executives will join a leadership team readying a recovery of the casual-dining restaurant franchisor as businesses reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Moralejo and Skelton will report to Thomas Song, chief financial officer of Dine Brands, the parent of Applebee’s and IHOP.
Two decades of working for the restaurant industry in operations, franchise development and legal functions at Burger King form the crux of Moralejo’s experience. Most recently, he was part of the Church’s/Texas Chicken company.
Skelton worked in high-level IT positions at Bank of American in both the Insurance Services division and the Home Loans Division. He also served as vice president, Infrastructure, Support and Operations at CVS Health. Most recently, he held the role of vice president, IT Infrastructure and Operations at Glendale, Calif.-based Dine Brands and served as acting CIO.
“Re-shaping our portfolio for long-term growth for all franchisees across the globe has always been our mission, and our approach is about deliberate and sustainable growth, with a technology infrastructure that supports and enables all restaurants,” said Song. “Tony and Justin have a clear understanding of this, and they are the perfect leaders to help evolve our growth and technology platforms of the future.”
Dine Brands operates and franchises more than 3,600 restaurants globally across the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP brands.
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