Chief Executive Officer
David (Dave) Deno was named Chief Executive Officer of Bloomin’ Brands and a member of the Board of Directors in March 2019 after serving as the company’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.
As CEO, he is responsible for developing and executing the company’s long-term objectives, growth strategies, and initiatives for its portfolio of casual and fine-dining brands, which include Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Aussie Grill by Outback.
Previously, Dave was responsible for the company’s business analytics and global strategy, as well as all areas of financial planning and reporting for Bloomin’ Brands, including accounting services, corporate tax, treasury, and investor relations. His scope of responsibility also included global supply chain, development, and productivity.
He joined the company in 2012 from Best Buy, where he served as President of Asia and Chief Financial Officer for Best Buy International. His hospitality industry career has included more than 15 years in senior level operations and financial positions at PepsiCo/YUM Brands and eight years at Burger King.
Dave earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Macalester College. He has been a Macalester trustee since 1998.