Punch Bowl Social, the lifestyle brand known for its industry-changing approach to experiential food and beverage, announced today three strategic appointments to its leadership team as the company continues to accelerate growth nationwide. 

  • Restaurant industry veteran Peter Gaudreau, formerly the chief operating officer of Snooze: An A.M. Eatery, joins Punch Bowl Social as chief operating officer. Gaudreau brings over 25 years of experience growing successful restaurant brands, from fine and casual dining to fast casual concepts. While at Snooze, Gaudreau led the growth and organizational structure as the company expanded from eight to 34 restaurants within five years.
  • Stacy Galligan will serve as CFO of Punch Bowl Social. Galligan was most recently Pure Barre’s chief financial officer, overseeing the financial operations of more than 500 locations. Prior to Pure Barre, Galligan served as the corporate controller for Smashburger, with more than 380 restaurant locations in 35 states and eight countries.
  • Linda Sim, formerly of Live Nation Entertainment, will join the team as the new executive vice president of sales. Sim is a seasoned sales and marketing executive who joins Punch Bowl Social from Live Nation Entertainment where she served as the vice president of sales and events, overseeing more than 50 national venues and a 200-person sales team. Sim also worked with Red Bull North America as part of their “Elite 5” marketing and events team. 

“We are at a pivotal moment in Punch Bowl Social’s history. The addition of these three top industry leaders positions the company to accelerate our revenue growth,” says Robert Thompson, CEO of Punch Bowl Social. “We’ve built an executive team that has a proven record of success, an unwavering commitment to the Punch Bowl Social brand, and a clear vision for the future of our company.”

Today’s announcement follows the recent news that former Hillstone Restaurant Group Executive, Sheamus Feeley, joined Punch Bowl Social’s leadership team as the chief culinary and beverage officer overseeing the brand’s scratch kitchen and culinary operations.

“Peter Gaudreau is one of the most fundamental growth-oriented operators in the industry. His deep experience with Snooze will be an extraordinary asset to our entire team as we embark upon the tremendous growth in the year ahead,” Thompson says. “In Stacy Galligan, we gain her extensive restaurant and retail financial expertise that will increase our momentum within the industry. Finally, Linda Sim brings her strategic sales expertise paired with comprehensive market insights. I’m confident that these additions to our executive team will help guide the growth and evolution of our company and brand.” 

Punch Bowl Social opened its first location in Denver in 2012 and has expanded to 15 properties in its nationwide portfolio including Arlington, Virginia; Atlanta; Austin; Chicago; Cleveland; Denver; Detroit; Indianapolis; Miami; Minneapolis; Rancho Cucamonga, California; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento; San Diego; Schaumburg, Illinois; and Stapleton, Colorado.

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