Kat Cole

Group President of FOCUS Brands

Kat is Group President at FOCUS Brands and responsible for building FOCUS Brands revenues and profits through global licensing, manufacturing, and ecommerce. Previously, she was President of Cinnabon, Inc. accountable for leading and growing the multi-channel brand team that drove record \comp sales growth, brand expansion and franchise evolution during her tenure. Prior to her role with FOCUS Brands at Cinnabon, Inc., Ms. Cole was a Vice President at Hooters of America, Inc., a multi-channel brand which operates company and franchise restaurants. She received her MBA from Georgia State University, and sits on the advisory boards of Project Pie, a QSR Pizza Chain and Orpheus Brewing, an Atlanta-based Craft Brewery. Kat is presently the incoming Board Chair of the Women’s Foodservice Forum.