MINA Group and Chef Michael Mina Announce New Leadership
Michael Mina recently announced that Jason Himber, current president of MINA Group, will become Chief Executive Officer.
Himber has been with the MINA Group as president since 2021 with increasing responsibilities that have included operations, real estate, construction, business development, and marketing. In his new role as CEO, he will be responsible for the overall performance of the company and its growth strategy, as well as continue to oversee multiple key business functions.
"When Jason joined the company last year, our hope was that he would one day assume the position of CEO, a role that has been vacant for the past five years," said Chef Michael Mina. "Since he has been with the company, we have worked together to successfully navigate the business as we came out of the pandemic and have sharply refined our focus. It has been a pleasure working with and learning from Jason and I am excited about the company's future under his leadership."
Himber's nearly two decades of experience includes a successful track record in value creation and growing companies across the restaurant, hospitality, and most recently, healthcare industries. Prior to joining MINA Group, Himber was the CEO of Easy Speech Therapy Center, a multi-unit, private equity-backed, multi-disciplinary autism therapy business. Over the course of his career, he has held key leadership positions at Yum! Brands, over-seeing a multi-billion-dollar P&L, M&A, franchising, and marketing/pricing strategy for the KFC brand, as well as CMG Companies, a boutique private equity firm located in Dallas where he developed growth strategies for several of CMG's portfolio companies centered around both de novo and strategic acquisition activities. Under his leadership, several of CMG's portfolio companies grew to unprecedented heights including the company's investment in a 110-unit franchised restaurant chain which grew to more than 250 units across 15 states and over $35MM in EBITDA.