Christopher Tanco

Director at Planet Fitness

Chris Tanco joined our board of directors in January 2021. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for 7‑Eleven, Inc. As COO, he leads Franchise and Corporate Operations for 15,000 stores, the company’s Digital initiatives, Restaurant expansion, Operations Support, Field Merchandising and Sales, Store of the Future, Fuels, and the Canada Business Unit. Previously, Mr. Tanco was as an Executive Vice President and led 7‑Eleven’s international business across 18 countries. Before joining 7‑Eleven, he was the Chief Franchise Officer for Pizza Hut. With nearly 20 years of experience, he served in various operations, international, general management, and franchise leadership roles with Yum! Brands. Mr. Tanco serves on the boards of 7‑Eleven, Inc. and Urban Air Adventure Parks. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines, and earned his M.B.A. from Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.



  • Director

    January 20, 2021 - present