David J. Deno
David (Dave) Deno was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bloomin’ Brands and a member of the Board of Directors in April of 2019, after serving as the Company's Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.
As CEO, he is responsible for developing and executing the Company's long-term objectives, growth strategies and initiatives for its portfolio of casual and fine-dining brands, which include Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Aussie Grill.
As CFO and Chief Administrative Officer, he was responsible for the Company’s business analytics and global strategy, as well as all areas of financial planning and reporting for Bloomin’ Brands, including accounting services, corporate tax, treasury and investor relations. Mr. Deno’s scope of responsibility also included global supply chain, development and productivity. He joined the Company in 2012 from Best Buy, where he served as President of Asia and Chief Financial Officer for Best Buy International, and as Chief Financial Officer and later Chief Operating Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc. His hospitality industry career has included more than 15 years in senior level operations and financial positions at PepsiCo/Yum! Brands and eight years at Burger King Corporation.
Mr. Deno currently serves on the Board for Krispy Kreme, Inc., where he also serves as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Previously, he served on the Board at Brinker International.
Mr. Deno earned a Bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has been a Macalester trustee since 1998.