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Paris Baguette North America kicks off 2024 with five senior appointments

The neighbourhood-focused bakery café chain has promoted key personnel to lead its finance, people, operations, supply chain and marketing functions

There are currently 163 Paris Baguette stores across the US and Canada | Photo credit: Paris Baguette North America


Paris Baguette North America has boosted its finance, HR, operations, supply chain and marketing leadership with five internal promotions. 

Owned by food and beverage giant SPC Group, Paris Baguette began operations in the US in 2005 and started franchising in 2015. The subsidiary opened its first store in Canada in March 2023. 

Vice President of Finance and Accounting Saeyong Park, who joined Paris Baguette in July 2015, is currently transitioning to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Park also spent more than seven years at SPC Group. 

Paris Baguette North America, which operates 163-stores across the US and Canada, also announced that Michelle Jagroop has taken on the role of Chief People Officer and Nick Scaccio the position of Chief Operating Officer. 

Jagroop has been with Paris Baguette North America for five years, most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources and Training. Meanwhile Scaccio was previously Paris Baguette North America’s Vice President of Operations and has held similar roles at Le Pain Quotidien and Juice Press. 


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Additionally, Eric Galkin has moved from Vice President of Supply Chain Management to Chief Supply Chain Officer and former Head of Marketing Cathy Chavenet has assumed the role of Chief Marketing Officer. 

“2023 was an incredible year for growth in the Paris Baguette system, and with another big year ahead of us, it was only fitting to both celebrate these successes and prepare for ongoing growth by recognising those who have played crucial roles all along," said CEO Darren Tipton.  

Paris Baguette North America opened 43 net new stores across the US and Canada in 2023 to reach 163 sites. The brand is seeking to open 100 outlets and award another 150 franchises across North America this year. 

There are approximately 4,100 Paris Baguette stores across 11 markets globally. 

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