Broomfield, CO-based Famous Brands International, parent company of Mrs. Field Cookies and TCBY Yogurt, has appointed Jonathan T. Drake as CEO. He brings to Famous Brands more than two decades of experience in driving profitable and sustainable growth as well as strategic brand building at leading food and nutrition companies. As CEO, he will support the company in its continued product diversification and global expansion.
“I am pleased that Jonathan will lead Famous Brands during the company's exciting next phase of growth and expansion," says James Zenni, chairman of Famous Brands and CEO of Z Capital Group, LLC. “We are confident that Jonathan's extensive experience will provide significant value to the company and elevate the unique position of the TCBY and Mrs. Fields brands in the market. Under Jonathan's leadership, Famous Brands will continue to capitalize on the significant potential of its platform and achieve even greater success around the globe.”
Drake most recently was a vice president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Performance Nutrition Division at Glanbia plc, where he was responsible for the portfolio of performance nutrition brands focused on specialist, independent, gym, and online channels in the EMEA region.