Fast-casual restaurant chain Velvet Taco appointed Clay Dover to fill the newly created position of president. Dover most recently served as chief marketing officer for Pei Wei Asian Diner.

A 25-year veteran of the industry, Dover’s previous executive roles include working with such restaurant companies as Raising Cane’s Fingers, Metromedia Restaurant Group and Apex Restaurant Group.

In September 2016, Velvet Taco received an investment from Greenwich, Conn.-based private-equity firm L Catterton.