Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), today announced that Santiago
Abraham will assume the role of chief information officer (CIO)
effective December 5, 2016. As CIO, Abraham will be responsible for the
company's technology strategy, policies, processes and practices to
support its evolving business.
Abraham brings more than 20 years of business technology experience
delivering solutions, applications and capabilities for a diverse number
of hospitality-related industries. Most recently Abraham was vice
president, IT strategy, sourcing & vendor management at Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd., where he led a five-year program to transform and
modernize the company's enterprise technology. While at Royal Caribbean
he also spearheaded a decade-long effort to optimize revenue systems at
the company, resulting in a best-in-industry reservations system.
"We're pleased to have Santiago join Buffalo Wild Wings and look forward
to his contributions in developing an enterprise-wide technology
strategy that will further our innovation and differentiation in the
marketplace," said Sally Smith, president and chief executive officer.
"His extensive technology expertise and leadership experience will help
us to use technology as a marketing and revenue generation tool, as well
as an efficiency tool to help reduce operating costs."
"I am delighted to join Buffalo Wild Wings and utilize my technology
expertise to help the Company develop an enterprise-wide technology
strategy that contributes to its growth and profitability," said
Santiago Abraham. "I look forward to working with my colleagues to build
a technology organization that supports our business plan and
About Santiago Abraham
Prior to joining Buffalo Wild Wings,
Mr. Abraham spent 10 years at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., directing
transformation programs to modernize enterprise technology and overhaul
a core reservation system, among other IT initiatives. From 1997 to 2006
he was senior practice manager, transportation & travel services at
Accenture Ltd. In this role he directed multi-million dollar IT solution
engagements for logistics, travel and entertainment, hotel and resort
clients including Cendant Corp., Carnival Corp., Fairmont Hotels &
Resorts and US Freightways. Mr. Abraham holds a master of science in
computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor
of science in computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of
Mr. Abraham served as the board IT committee member of United Way of
Miami-Dade and served as the campaign chair for Royal Caribbean.
About the Company
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982
and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a growing owner, operator and
franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants featuring a variety of
boldly-flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake
Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings menu
specializes in 21 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with
flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin'®. Guests enjoy a
welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media
system for watching their favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings
is the recipient of hundreds of "Best Wings" and "Best Sports Bar"
awards from across the country. There are currently more than 1,200
Buffalo Wild Wings locations around the world.
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