Industry veterans join chain as part of company's strategy growth plan

As part of the next phase of its growth strategy, CiCi's Pizza has added two industry veterans to their management team. In 2010, the company implemented a growth strategy to add 500 restaurants in 10 years.

Clif Geisler was named CiCi's first-ever director of operational systems. Geisler will lead initiatives to improve kitchen efficiencies and lower franchise investment costs. He has a background in purchasing and supply chain expertise and has worked for Brinker International and Sonic.

Rebecca Stone was named senior director of food and beverage and will lead CiCi's research and development process. Previously Stone has worked with Pizza Hut, Little Caesar's, Domino's Pizza, Romano's Macaroni Grill and Burger King.