Jack Clare has been named chief information officer of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. In his role at Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Clare will be responsible for directing all information technology resources, with a focus on supporting the company’s franchisee community to drive restaurant profitability through technology.

Prior to joining Dunkin’ Brands, he was vice-president of I.T. and c.i.o. of Yum! Restaurants International. Prior to Yum! Brands, he spent seven years with Constellation Brands, most recently as vice-president of technical services. Earlier, he spent three years with Sapient Corp. in various I.T. management roles, and also was a system and flight test engineer with the United States Air Force.

“Technology is one of the top priorities at Dunkin’ Brands because we are committed to providing our franchisees and employees with the tools and information critical to improving the guest experience, increasing profitability and stimulating growth,” Neil Moses, chief global strategy officer for Dunkin’ Brands says. “With his long track record in building strong, business-focused I.T. teams and driving high performance across brands, Jack will play a key role in supporting our growing business and using technology to help Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins better serve guests throughout the world.”

Mr. Clare received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Dayton, and a master’s of business administration degree from the University of California, Davis.