OMAHA, NE, U.S. — As Scooter’s Coffee continues to add drive-thru coffee franchises to cities across the nation, the company has added key positions to its leadership team. The national coffee franchise hired Lisa Person as Vice President of Marketing and Nick Jarecke as Vice President of Supply Chain. Both positions are vital as the company molds its infrastructure for continued targeted expansion.
Person will oversee Scooter’s Coffee brand strategy, product development and innovation, merchandising, digital and in-store marketing. Formerly Director of Marketing at Omaha Steaks, Person’s resume boasts more than ten years of experience and exposure to a versatile range of digital and traditional marketing strategies.
“The breadth of Person’s experience at Omaha Steaks and her familiarity with the Scooter’s Coffee brand and ethos makes her a perfect fit for overseeing many of the expanding marketing responsibilities created by the company’s robust growth,” stated Todd Graeve, Chief Executive Officer of Scooter’s Coffee.
Person will lead marketing for key initiatives through the remainder of 2019, including the launch of a new mobile app and the release of the company’s first-ever canned cold brew coffee.
“It is a really exciting time to be with Scooter’s Coffee,” Person stated. “We already have a brand presence in key, core areas, and we want to expand that aggressively. The opportunities are endless for this company, our brand, our business model and our franchise partners over the next few years.”
In addition to the pivotal addition to the marketing team, the company has also brought in Nick Jarecke as Vice President of Supply Chain. This strategic move bolsters the leadership team in the company’s warehouse and distribution center, Harvest Roasting. Jarecke brings more than 15 years of experience in production, warehousing, logistics and distribution. Having worked at several large companies, including General Mills, Kellogg’s and Tyson Foods, Nick brings great knowledge of scalable solutions and production efficiencies.
“The key to our rapid and smooth expansion throughout the Midwest and beyond is having a warehouse and distribution center that can grow with us,” stated Graeve. “Nick is the perfect person to lead the charge as we implement an infrastructure to support our expanding network.”
As Vice President of Supply Chain, Nick will be responsible for the entire scope of Harvest Roasting including bakery, roastery, packaging and warehouse and logistics. Nick will work closely with the leadership team within Harvest and partner with other departments throughout Scooter’s to create efficiencies and procedures to lead Harvest Roasting through continued growth.
“I’ve been lucky enough to work for several large manufacturing companies that have helped me build a solid understanding of the supply chain process,” stated Jarecke. “I believe that my past experience has put me in the perfect position to set Harvest Roasting up for success and scalability in partnership with Scooter’s.”
Scooter’s Coffee is a drive-thru franchise that has been serving world-class coffee for more than 20 years. It roasts only the finest beans, making that first morning sip both convenient and rewarding for its customers across the nation. Scooter’s Coffee has more than 200 locations in 14 states and has over 175 franchise commitments to build new stores. To find out why Scooter’s Coffee is among the best coffee franchises in the nation and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit ownascooters.com.