World of Beer Bolsters Leadership with Executive Hires
World of Beer/Bar & Kitchen, a neighborhood gathering spot for beer-lovers with more than 65 locations across 20 states and three countries, announced two new additions to its corporate leadership team: CFO, Kevin MacCormack, and VP of Marketing, James Buell.
“World of Beer is thrilled to welcome both Kevin and James as valuable new members to our leadership team,” says Paul Avery, CEO and President of World of Beer Franchising. “Kevin & James have exceptional track records of success in their respective roles. We look forward to leveraging their extensive experience and skills, as we continue to experience aggressive growth in the WOB business, domestically and abroad.”
Kevin MacCormack is a corporate finance executive with significant experience guiding companies in the pursuit of business growth strategies and improving operations, with a focus on value creation. MacCormack, having worked as a Managing Director of Investment Banking for Raymond James & Associates, Inc. for over 16 years, has a strong track record of facilitating public offerings, private placements of debt and equity, mergers & acquisitions, and acting as a strategic advisor in helping companies drive operational efficiencies and increased profitability. MacCormack studied Finance at the University of Illinois and received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
James Buell is an accomplished senior marketing executive with extensive domestic and international experience in the entertainment, hospitality, brand, digital, philanthropy, retail, hotel and casino industries. Buell possesses a proven track record in brand management through the development of highly effective teams. Prior to joining World of Beer, Buell worked as a marketing executive at Hard Rock International for 13 years. Additionally, Buell graduated with a Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida and studied Law at Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (FAMU).
The additions of MacCormack and Buell to the World of Beer Franchising team are expected to complement the enterprise in multiple ways, elevating overall strategy and brand building, as WOB Bar & Kitchens continue to expand at an anticipated 25% unit growth trajectory, domestically and internationally in 2018.