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Inspire Brands names Michael Haley president of International

Former Pret a Manger to lead international growth post Dunkin’ acquisition

Inspire Brands announced the hiring of Michael Haley for the role of president and managing director of International. The former executive from Pret A Manger will now be charged with the growth of the international portfolio of Inspire Brands and the development of stores outside the United States, which number 9,000.

The new president and managing director of International will work out of the Atlanta Support Center. His arrival is timely as Inspire begins to integrate Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins after its acquisitions of the concepts.

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At Pret A Manger, Haley held the role of chief partnership officer, working out of London and responsible for the company’s Partnership shops globally. Prior to his role at Pret A Manger, he worked for Starbucks Coffee in Seattle, Amsterdam and London, leading development efforts for licensed and franchised stores in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

[Related article: Inspire Brands finalizes Dunkin’ acquisition]

“We see great growth potential for our brands internationally, and Michael will play a key role in delivering on that objective,” said Paul Brown, Inspire Brands chief executive.

He noted that Haley “understands the needs of businesses that operate internationally and how to best support global franchisees.”

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