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Company Overview of Carlson Companies, Inc.
Carlson Companies, Inc., a hospitality and travel company, owns and operates hotels and restaurants primarily in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It also offers business travel management services for companies, government institutions, and non-governmental organizations. Carlson Companies, Inc. was formerly known as Gold Bond Stamp Company and changed its name to Carlson Companies, Inc. in 1973. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Carlson Companies, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Carlson Holdings, Inc.
701 Carlson Parkway
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Founded in 1938
Key Executives for Carlson Companies, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel and President of Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide and President of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide
Chief Executive Officer of Rezidor Hotel Group and President of Rezidor Hotel Group
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Carlson Companies, Inc. Key Developments
Carlson Mulls Acquisitions
Dec 17 13
Carlson Companies, Inc. appointed Tony Pellegrin as Senior Vice President of corporate development. He will report directly to Trudy Rautio, President And Chief Executive Officer, Carlson. "We are excited to welcome Tony into a pivotal role in the company as we continue to explore opportunities for strategic options to drive growth," explained Rautio. "He brings us broad experience in strategic, financial, operational and legal matters, and comprehensive experience driving a broad range of strategic transactions and other high-impact initiatives." Pellegrin will source and analyze potential acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures that align with Carlson's strategies and seek investment opportunities that support shareholder objectives. He also will be instrumental in formulating long range strategic plans for the company. Pellegrin will identify opportunities to drive growth as he works closely with the presidents of Carlson's business units.
Carlson Names Tony Pellegrin as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Dec 16 13
Carlson announced the appointment of Tony Pellegrin as senior vice president, Corporate Development, Carlson. He will report directly to Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer, Carlson. Pellegrin will spearhead the corporate development efforts for Carlson as well as lead the strategic planning process. Pellegrin will source and analyze potential acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures that align with Carlson's strategies and seek investment opportunities that support shareholder objectives. He also will be instrumental in formulating long range strategic plans for the company. Pellegrin will identify opportunities to drive growth as he works closely with the presidents of Carlson's business units. Pellegrin joins Carlson from Supervalu Inc., where he served as vice president, Corporate Development.
Carlson Board Approves Evaluation Of Strategic Alternatives For TGIF
Nov 22 13
The Board of Directors of Carlson Companies, Inc. has authorized a review of strategic alternatives available to Carlson, including a possible sale of T.G.I. Friday's Inc. As part of the evaluation process, the Board of Directors at Carlson, has selected Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) to serve as its financial advisor. Trudy Rautio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlson, said “Capitalizing on Fridays’ strong marketplace momentum, the board has determined that this is the optimum time to assess its options for the iconic restaurant brand, including a possible sale.” During this process, Fridays will continue to operate its business as usual, executing on the strategy and plans already in place that are delivering above-market performance across the U.S., U.K. and other international markets.
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