Christine Barone

CEO at True Food Kitchen

Rubenzer most recently served as senior vice president of people resources for Shake Shack for the past eight years and played a significant role in the growth and development of the rapidly expanding brand, helping to take it from nine locations in 2011 to more than 200 locations in 13 countries around the globe. Rubenzer led HR strategy and was instrumental in the creation and execution of the people and talent strategies that helped successfully define Shake Shack's lively and inspiring culture of service and hospitality. Before joining Shake Shack in 2011, Rubenzer held leadership positions at P.F. Chang's China Bistro – first, as vice president of people services from 2002 to 2007 supporting 300 restaurant locations with more than 27,000 employees around the globe, before taking on the role of vice president of training and development from 2007 to 2011. She began her human resources career in 1989 with Southwest Airlines, internationally recognized for being on the leading edge of people and culture, where she spent 10 years developing an expertise in the selection and training of service employees and corporate management.


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