Ms. Birch, 59, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc., an operator and franchisor of a take and bake pizza brand, from December 2016 until July 2017. Prior to that, from 2009 to 2012, Ms. Birch served as President of IHOP Restaurants, Inc., a division of DineEquity, Inc., where she repositioned and focused IHOP’s brand and launched a new marketing campaign and innovative culinary strategy to include health and wellness.
Ms. Birch served as President of Romano’s Macaroni Grill from January 2005 to August 2007 and President of Corner Bakery Café from August 2003 to December 2004, both divisions of Brinker International, Inc. From 1991 to 2003, Ms. Birch held various roles with YUM! Brands, Inc., a global quick service restaurant company, including VP, Operations for Taco Bell, Inc. and Senior Director, Concept Development for Pizza Hut, Inc. Ms. Birch has also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Birch Company, LLC, a small consulting practice, since 2007.
她目前在Forrester Research，Inc。的董事会上担任审计委员会主席，并于核心点Lodayx飞镖ging Inc.的董事会，在那里她在审计委员会和提名和治理委员会和杰克在备用公司，她担任赔偿和提名和治理委员会。Ms. Birch previously served on the boards of directors of Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc., where she was the Chair of the Board from 2016 to 2019, Darden Restaurants, Inc. from 2014 to 2016, and Cosi, Inc. from 2013 to 2016.