Christopher Held serves as Chief Supply Officer of Inspire Brands, the second largest US restaurant company whose portfolio includes Arby’s, Baskin Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin Donuts, Jimmy John’s, and Sonic Drive-In. Held is responsible for procurement, distribution, quality assurance, demand planning, and commodity management for over 20,000 locations in 60 countries.
Prior to Inspire, Held was with Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (RSCS), the supply chain management organization for Yum! Brands. At RSCS, Held served as Senior Vice President for Kentucky Fried Chicken, where he was responsible for leading the supply chain for 4,500 KFC locations.
Previously, Held was with McKinsey & Company where he designed supply chain and operations strategy as well as post merger supply chain and operations structure for clients across multiple industries. Held previously founded and operated an over the road transportation company and taught Supply Chain at the Georgia Institute of Technology.