Name: Jared Garber
New title: Chief Financial Officer, Just Salad
Previous title: Vice President, Goldman Sachs
As CFO, Garber will oversee all of Just Salad’s financial operations and help the chain grow in new and current markers, according to a company release emailed to Restaurant Dive.
Garber covered IPOs of fast-growing QSR chains in addition to health-forward fast casual companies while working as the lead equity research analyst for Goldman Sachs’ restaurant division. This expertise could help Just Salad as it looks to scale its footprint beyond its 70-plus locations. The company is currently navigating the fastest growth period in its 17-year history, CEO Nick Kenner said in a statement.
“Jared brings extensive industry experience as well as an impressive feel for the restaurant sector, both financial and beyond, which will make him a valuable asset to our company and leadership team as we continue to grow fast,” Kenner said.
Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Garber served in several roles at Macy’s, where he gained nearly six years of retail management experience.
“After closely following publicly traded restaurant companies for the past seven years, I am inspired by Just Salad's brand, business model, team and white space and admire the company’s innovative and distinctly unique approach to food and sustainability within the fast casual category,” Garber said.