Paul Damico joined Focus Brands in 2006 as president of Moe’s Southwest Grill, and for seven years he lead the brand through change and record growth. In November 2014, he was named group president with responsibility for Schlotzsky’s Bakery & Café, McAlister’s Deli, and Moe’s Southwest Grill. He is currently president for North America at the company and responsible for all brands under the Focus Brands portfolio including: Carvel Ice Cream, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Cinnabon, McAlisters Deli, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Schlotzsky's Deli.
Paul has previous experience with SSP America, formerly known as Creative Host Services Inc., where he was the chief operating officer responsible for the operation of 42 airport properties in North America, Canada, and the Caribbean for the 170-unit restaurant concessions company. Prior to that, Paul was cofounder and vice president of operations and concept development for FoodBrands LLC, a leading food service operator focused on restaurants and food courts. Paul spent 13 years in various roles with HMS Host prior to joining FoodBrands. (Atlanta, GA)