Dine Brands Names Justin Skelton CIO, Tony Moralejo President of Global Development
Tony Moralejo has joined Dine Brands Global as president, international and global development, while Justin Skelton has been named chief information officer of the Applebee’s and IHOP parent company.
Each report to chief financial officer Thomas Song and become members of the Dine Brands executive team.
Moralejo joins Dine from quick-service company Church’s/Texas Chicken (Cajun Operating Company). He’s also held leadership roles at Burger King,
Skelton joined Dine in June 2019 as VP, IT infrastructure and operations, joining from CVS Health where he served as VP of infrastructure, support and operations. He had been serving as acting CIO at Dine Brands.
He also held various leadership positions at Bank of America, serving as senior VP/CIO within the insurance services division, as well as chief technology officer for the home loans and insurance division.
“As we get through the global pandemic we realize we must have key leadership and capabilities in place to compete effectively everywhere, on all brands, across all geographies,” said Thomas Song, Dine Brands, Inc. CFO. "Reshaping our portfolio for long-term growth for all franchisees across the globe has always been our mission, and our approach is about deliberate and sustainable growth, with a technology infrastructure that supports and enables all restaurants. Tony and Justin have a clear understanding of this, and they are the perfect leaders to help evolve our growth and technology platforms of the future.”
Dine Brands Global, through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP brands. It operates more than 3,600 restaurants in 17 countries and has around 370 franchisees.