SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Togo's Eateries, LLC, a "West Coast Original" since 1971, announced today that two senior vice presidents have been promoted to c-level positions. Susan Koch, former SVP Finance, has been named Chief Financial Officer and Todd Peterson, former SVP Franchise Development, has been named Chief Development Officer. Koch and Peterson will continue to play instrumental roles in the revitalization and expansion of Togo's.
"Susan and Todd have been outstanding leaders and game-changers for our company," said Tony Gioia, Chairman and CEO of Togo's Holdings. "In these new positions, they will help accelerate Togo's growth, backed by the resources of Nimes Capital, our new financial partner. We're excited to recognize their contributions to Togo's success and empower them to take our franchise to the next level."
Susan Koch is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and seasoned professional with an outstanding track record managing finances for national brands. In January 1997, she became Regional Finance Manager at Allied Domecq Retailing USA, which purchased Togo's that year. Susan was promoted to VP of Finance at Togo's in January 2011. Her hands-on experience and historical knowledge of the 45-year-old brand have been invaluable to Togo's financial success. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Koch earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting with a minor in Computer Programming. Her favorite Big, Fresh and Meaty menu item is Togo's #10 Pastrami Rueben in a Wheat Wrap.
A leader in franchise sales and development, Todd Peterson has managed national and international expansion for top restaurant brands. Since July 2009, he has led Togo's network of franchise operations, spearheading corporate development and brand-refresh initiatives that have been vital to Togo's growth. Peterson earned his bachelor's degree in Marketing from Westmar University in Iowa. His go-to Togo's sandwich is the #8 Turkey, Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwich.
Susan Koch and Todd Peterson will continue to serve on Togo's executive leadership team with Chairman and CEO Tony Gioia, CMO Renae Scott and COO Jim Peros.
Togo's was founded in 1971 by a young college student with a large appetite and little money looking to make sandwiches the way he liked them — big, fresh and meaty. Keeping in the spirit of the original, Togo's products are still made with only the highest quality ingredients; including fresh-baked Artisan breads, hand sliced premium pastrami, turkey and roast beef, as well as California avocados and cheeses. Togo's proprietary brand of old-fashioned Pastrami, 98 percent fat-free slow-roasted turkey, and Togo's homemade chicken and tuna salad set the brand apart from other sandwich shops. With more than 300 locations open and under development throughout the West, Togo's is a franchise-based business that offers online ordering and catering services. For more information call 1.877.718.6467 or visit http://www.togosfranchise.com. For general information on Togo's Eateries, LLC, please visit http://www.togos.com.
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