Carissa De Santis

CTO - Corporate Office

BRIX Holdings, LLC

Carissa is the Chief Technology Officer for BRIX Holdings, LLC and its portfolio of brands, Red Mango, Friendly’s, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Smoothie Factory, Souper Salad, and Humble Donuts. Prior to joining BRIX Holdings team, she spent more than 15 years as a technology and operational leader for global restaurant organizations. She was most recently Chief Information Officer at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., where she led the technology group driving significant growth across all their channels and brands. Prior to Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, she led all restaurant technology for the global TGI Friday’s chain, where she focused on improving and integrating all systems-enabled initiatives for their in-store experiences. Carissa also serves as Co-Chair for the Dallas Chapter of the International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA).