CHIEF PEOPLE + CULTURE OFFICER
“Putting people first is just good business.”
Lissa has over three decades of experience in restaurant operations, talent recruitment, retention, and company culture. She began her career in operations and training, working across a number of brands from fast-casual to fine dining, such as Applebees®, O’Charley’s® and the Atlanta-based Fifth Group Restaurants.
As the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition for FOCUS Brands, Lissa partnered brand with leaders from Schlotzsky’s®, McAlister’s Deli®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels®, Cinnabon® and Carvel® in the design, implementation and management of workforce planning processes.