DHR completes VP global data & digital search for McDonald's Corporation

December 2, 2013

OAK BROOK, IL. - Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the placement of Rob Gonda as vice president of global data and digital for the McDonald’s Corporation. Gonda brings nearly 20 years of technology, management and team building experience to the position and will be based in the company’s headquarter offices in Oak Brook, Ill. Executive Vice President and Global Technology Practice Group Leader Sal DiFranco and Principal Derrick Stewart completed the search.

Prior to joining McDonald’s, Gonda spent five years with Sapient®, a global services company in business, marketing, and technology, as the company’s global head of emerging technology and innovation. Additionally, Gonda co-founded a business blog titled the Ichameleon Group and served as the group’s chief technology officer from 2004-2008.

Gonda earned a Master of Business Adminstration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.

McDonald's (MCD) is the world's #1 fast-food company by sales, with more than 32,500 restaurants serving burgers and fries in 117 countries. (There are more than 14,000 Golden Arches locations in the US.) The popular chain is well-known for its Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, and Chicken McNuggets. Most of the outlets are free-standing units offering dine-in and drive-through service, but McDonald's also has many eateries located in airports, retail areas, and other high-traffic locations. About 80% of the restaurants are run by franchisees or affiliates. Visit mcdonalds.com.