Chief Strategy Officer
Joe Davitt is the Chief Strategy Officer, reporting directly to AES owner and CEO John Wade. Joe is responsible for Strategy, Real Estate & Development, Acquisitions and Profit Optimization. He has served in a variety of roles across multiple functional areas for several national concepts. His broad-based experience will help to position AES to take advantage of profitable growth opportunities.
Joe obtained his MBA From the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, majoring in Finance & Accounting. He began his restaurant career as a Financial Analyst with General Mills Restaurant Group (Red Lobster & Olive Garden), before transitioning to Pizza Hut where he served as a Region Controller.
Joe then spent 5 years with Long John Silver’s where he advanced from Director of Financial Services to VP-Field Marketing/Media Services. He spent several years with Arby’s corporate group in Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Strategic Asset Management and Real Estate Development. Joe most recently served as CFO for Wings Etc. before joining AES in October 2018. He is excited with the opportunity to help AES grow to its full potential.