Mr. Staton is our Executive Chairman. He was our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 through October 2015. Mr. Staton holds an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University in Atlanta. As McDonald’s joint venture partner, Mr. Staton opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in Argentina in 1986 and later served as President of McDonald’s South Latin American Division. He founded Arcos Dorados in 2007 when he led a consortium of investors in the purchase of McDonald’s operations in Latin America. Mr. Staton is co-founder of Endeavor Argentina, an organization for promoting entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Latin America Advisory Board of Harvard Business School and is also a Board Member of the IMD Foundation in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and is also on the Chairman’s International Advisory Council of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rabach, 50, has been our Chief Executive Officer since July 2019. Prior to his appointment, he was the Chief Operating Officer from August 2015 to July 2019, Divisional President for NOLAD from 2013 to August 2015, Vice President of Operations Development since 2012 and Divisional President in Brazil since 2008. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in 2002. He began his career at McDonald’s Argentina in 1990 and has over 20 years of line operations experience, starting as a crew employee and steadily advancing into larger operational roles. From 1999 until his appointment as McDonald’s Chief Operating Officer in Venezuela in 2005, Mr. Rabach was responsible for the operations, real estate, construction, human resources, local store marketing, and training and franchising of a region within Argentina, holding the positions of Operations Manager and Operations Director. He was the Chief Operating Officer in Venezuela from 2005 until 2008.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Raganato, 49, has been our Chief Operating Officer since July 2019. Prior to his appointment as such, he was the Divisional President for the Caribbean, and before that, the General Director of Arcos Dorados in Peru. Mr. Raganato began his career at Arcos Dorados in 1991 as a Trainee in the Nuevocentro Shopping location in the province of Córdoba, Argentina and has held various positions in Operations Management over the years. Mr. Raganato holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Instituto Aeronáutico de Argentina, a Master’s degree in Marketing and Business Development from Escuela Superior de Estudios de Marketing de Madrid and an MBA from Universidad de Piura, Peru.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Tannenbaum, 46, is our Chief Financial Officer. He joined Arcos Dorados in 2008 and has held several positions at the corporate level, with his last position being Senior Director of Corporate Finance. Previously, Mr. Tannenbaum had a long international career in Europe and the United States. He worked for the IFG Group in Switzerland, for Tyco International in Switzerland and Princeton, New Jersey and for Sabre Holdings in London. He began his career working for an economic consulting firm in Argentina as well as for the Argentine government, as part of the Ministry of Treasury and Public Finances. Mr. Tannenbaum has an economics degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, a Master’s in finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the London Business School.
VP of Government Relations
Ms. Fernández, 58, is Corporate Vice President for Government Relations. Prior to joining Arcos Dorados in 2009, she served as an elected Member of the House of Representatives in Bolivia where she held various leadership positions, including Ambassador of Bolivia to the United States of America, Ambassador to the Organization of American States, Ambassador to the Government of Italy and Representative of Bolivia to different specialized agencies of the United Nations. She was also Bureau Chief and Main Political Correspondent for CNN Spanish in Washington, D.C. Ms. Fernández holds a Master of Science in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Universidad Argentina John. F. Kennedy and has completed courses in Finance for Executives, Strategic Communications, Conflict Resolution and Negotiations in Conflict at Harvard University.
Divisional President Brazil
Mr. Camargo, 51, was appointed Divisional President for Brazil in October 2015. Prior to Mr. Camargo’s promotion, he served as Vice President of Operations for the Brazil Division for four years. Mr. Camargo has over 20 years of experience in the consumer, retail and services industry. He has worked for companies such as PepsiCo, FASA Corporation and Iron Mountain across a variety of geographies. Before joining Arcos Dorados in 2011, he was President of the Spain Division at Iron Mountain. Mr. Camargo holds a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from Mackenzie University in São Paulo, and also holds an MBA from Universidad Europea de Madrid.
Divisional President SLAD
Mr. Yapur, 51, was appointed Divisional President of SLAD in July 2013. He began his career in 1986 as a crew member at the first McDonald’s restaurant in Argentina and had the opportunity to serve as Manager in the Marketing, Operations and Corporate Communications areas of Arcos Dorados in Argentina. In 2005 he was promoted to Managing Director of Uruguay and in 2007 became responsible for the Company’s Chilean operations. In 2011, Mr. Yapur became Regional Managing Director for the Southern Cone Region (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay) until 2013 when he was promoted to his current position. He holds a Master’s degree in Communications from Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has also received executive training from IAE Business School in Argentina, IPADE Business School in Mexico and IESE Business School in Spain. Mr. Yapur has also completed the Digital Business Management Program at the San Andres University in Buenos Aires.
Divisional President NOLAD
Mr. Barreira, 51, was appointed Divisional President for NOLAD in October 2015. Prior to Mr. Barreira’s promotion, he served as Vice President of Operations for the Brazil Division for four years. Mr. Barreira has over 35 years of experience at Arcos Dorados, acting in different key positions role in Brazil. Mr. Barreira has a Master in Business Administration from Foundation Getulho Vargas in Brazil and also holds a degree in Marketing and Business Planning from Anhembi-Morumbi University in Brazil. He also received executive training from IAE Business School in Argentina, IPADE Business School in Mexico.
Divisional President Caribbean
Mr. Francisco Staton has been a member of our board of directors since April 2018. Mr. Francisco Staton is Divisional President for the Caribbean. Prior to his appointment as such in 2019, he was Arcos Dorados’ Managing Director for Colombia, Aruba, Curaçao and Trinidad & Tobago. He joined the Arcos Dorados executive team in 2013 as Senior Manager of Business Development for our NOLAD Division. Prior to serving as Senior Manager of Business Development for our NOLAD Division, he held different operating roles within the organization and also worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group office in Buenos Aires. He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University in 2003, and subsequently earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2010. He has served on the board of Princeton in Latin America since 2015. Mr. Francisco Staton is the son of our Executive Chairman, Woods Staton.
VP of Development
Mr. Magnasco, 50, is our Vice President of Development and served, prior to his appointment as such, in the same capacity in SLAD. He graduated with a degree in Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico Buenos Aires, in 1990. He began his career at McDonald’s in 1994 and held the positions of Real Estate & Equipment Director of Argentina and IT, Real Estate and Equipment Director of Argentina until his appointment as Vice President of Development of SLAD in 2005.
Chief Marketing & Digital Officer
Mr. Blanco, 50, is our Chief Marketing and Digital Officer. He joined the company in 2019 and is responsible for designing and implementing the marketing and digital strategy. Prior to joining Arcos Dorados, he served as Chief Marketing, Digital & Communications Officer at ALSEA from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Blanco holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and an MBA from University of Texas at Austin.
VP of Human Resources
Mr. Benenzon, 53, is our Vice President for Human Resources. He joined the Company in June 2009. He has extensive experience as an executive of high responsibility in multinational companies. He has also served as a senior consultant to various large companies and NGOs and has teaching experience. Mr. Benenzon graduated with a degree in psychology from Universidad John F. Kennedy and holds postgraduate degrees on strategic consultancy and organizational behavior from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He also graduated from the Management Development Program at IAE Business School.
VP of Supply Chain
Mr. Valledor, 53, is our Vice President of Supply Chain. Prior to his appointment as such, he was Divisional President in Brazil. He joined us in 1990 as an assistant in the accounting department, and four years later he became Manager of that department. In 2005, he became Regional Operations Director, responsible for the markets of Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. Two years later, he became Argentina’s General Director while continuing to supervise the market operations in Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay. Mr. Valledor Rojo has a degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate degree from the Instituto de Altos Estudios (IAE) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
VP of Investor Relations
Mr. Schleiniger, 46, is our Vice President of Investor Relations. He joined Arcos Dorados in 2014 and, after leaving us for fifteen months to serve as Vice President of Investor Relations for BrightView Holdings, Inc., Mr. Schleiniger rejoined the Company in January 2020. Prior to joining Arcos Dorados, he worked at the Cisneros Group from 2000 to 2014, holding progressively more senior roles within investor relations, finance and treasury. Mr. Schleiniger’s experience also includes equity research at Morgan Stanley corporate banking with Unibanco and consulting work for Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates (WEFA) in Philadelphia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry as well as an MBA with a concentration in finance, both from the University of Delaware.
VP of Corporate Communications
Mr. Grinberg, 41, is our Vice President of Corporate Communications. Mr. Grinberg joined Arcos Dorados in 2010, after leading the Communications division at Samsung and serving as Sports Marketing Head and, later, as Corporate Communications Director, Brazil Division of Nike. Mr. Grinberg holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication from FIAM and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communication & Public Affairs from the Cásper Líbero Foundation.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Cordón, 51, was appointed as our Chief Technology Officer in October 2019. Mr. Cordón has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, and held various leadership positions at McDonald’s Mesoamerica, which covers Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, between 1997 and 2019, including Operations Manager, Director of Operations and Vice President from 2013 to 2019. Mr. Cordón holds a degree in Industrial engineering from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala and an MBA from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.