John Budd, Executive VP, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer for Sonic America’s Drive-In.
Responsible for SONIC’s strategic near-term and long-term technology path and a driving force behind the development of enterprise wide strategy, franchise development function (sales, real estate and construction), supply chain, enterprise program management, and the implementation of key technology initiatives and technology support. Budd is also responsible for Sonic’s international expansion and its licensing program.
Budd joined SONIC in 2013 from the Boston Consulting Group, where he served as a partner and managing director. In that role, he gained relevant experience helping restaurant brands create successful management strategies, drive unit growth, implement long-term menu innovation and improve same-store sales and profits. Prior to his work with Boston Consulting Group, he held various domestic and international roles of increasing accountability with General Electric.
Budd earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at North western University. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation.’