TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE EXPANDS C-SUITE WITH NEW CHIEF INFORMATION AND DIGITAL OFFICER, MICHAEL LAPID.
ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC, the franchisor of the rapidly expanding national fast-casual cafe concept inspiring healthier lifestyles, announced it has welcomed two new C-suite members to its team: Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Montini, and Chief Information and Digital Officer, Michael Lapid.
“Mark and Michael both bring immense brand and leadership experience, sophisticated technical expertise and a tremendous passion for the Tropical Smoothie Cafe mission. While their career paths are very different, they both have a similar style of solving problems, relying heavily on their ability to make data-driven decisions, which is ultimately in line with how we lead,” said Charles Watson, CEO, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “Like our franchisees, Mark brings strong entrepreneurial experience to our organization and will lead brand, marketing, product and digital innovations, all core functions of delivering a remarkable guest experience. As our Chief Information and Digital Officer, Michael brings 20 years of foundational IT skills and core functions of digital knowledge critical to shaping our journey to reach guests via innovative technologies.”
About Michael Lapid, Chief Information and Digital Officer
Previously with Papa John’s International as the Vice President, Global Digital Technology, Lapid is a seasoned technology executive with vast engineering expertise, leadership skills and a deep understanding of consumer technology. At the start of his career, Lapid’s ambitious spirit led him to develop a point of sale system, Hot Sauce. Lapid’s entrepreneurial and corporate mindset will be instrumental as he guides Tropical Smoothie Cafe through technology innovation and thought leadership.