IRVINE, California, September 11, 2018 – McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Cris Bengis as Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales with Scooter’s Coffee.
This executive recruiting engagement is being conducted by The fit Practice at McDermott & Bull, which includes Jeff Black, Partner; Jason Pinegar, Associate Principal Consultant; Trey Mullen, Associate Consultant; and Kelly Nguyen, Executive Search Associate; as well as Quyen Doan, Recruiting Associate. According to Pinegar, “Cris brings an outstanding degree of positive energy, deep industry experience, and one-of-a-kind relationship network to the table, which will accelerate the launch and success of the CPG platform. Each of our talent acquisitions feel like major wins and this one is uniquely special—we are so happy to have had the opportunity to serve the Scooter’s Coffee brand, its leadership team, and Cris, in what will surely be an impactful and game-changing way.”
Bengis began his career as a marketer and quickly moved into sales leadership roles. Early in his career, he oversaw the marketing of 150 Pizza Hut locations in the Southeast and engineered a program with hotels throughout the region to significantly boost Pizza Hut distribution for hotel guests and staff. Bengis spent twelve years at PepsiCo in the food service/restaurant division and was responsible for developing and managing franchisee relationships in Pepsi’s major businesses, including Pizza Hut and Arby’s. Immediately prior to joining Scooter’s Coffee, Bengis spent over four years at Argo Tea, an all-natural food and beverage company, focused on retail sales, including Grocery, Natural, Convenience, Drug, Club, College & University, Mass Merch, Military, etc.
Bengis received his B.A. in Communications from State University of New York at Oswego.
About Scooter’s Coffee
Boundless Enterprises is the parent company of Scooter’s Coffee and Harvest Roasting, two of the largest and fastest growing brands in the specialty coffee business. The company roasts 100% shade-grown coffee from the top 5% of specialty coffee beans in the world to produce its high-quality specialty coffee drinks.
Scooter’s Coffee’s success over many years of history is very simple: Stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, spoken of often to franchisees, customers and employees is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!” It represents the company’s business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers. Since beginning franchising in 2001, they have experienced rapid growth, with close to 200 locations in 17 states now open or in development throughout the United States, 135 franchisee commitments to build new stores, and plans to grow to 1,000 stores over the next five to ten years.
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