General Session Speaker &
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Scott Gladstone

Chief Development Officer & President, International
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Dine Brands Global

Scott Gladstone was appointed to the position of Chief Development Officer in January 2024. In his role, Mr. Gladstone is responsible for overseeing franchise development globally, deepening Dine’s development capabilities and enhancing support for new and existing franchisees for each of Dine’s brands. He also continues to serve as Dine Brands’ International President, a role he has served in since January 2023, overseeing Dine’s global portfolio of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants across the company’s international markets.

Mr. Gladstone previously served as the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for Dine Brands after serving as Vice President of Strategy, Business Analytics & Consumer Insights for the Applebee’s brand. In this role, he was responsible for a series of strategic growth initiatives. These included ensuring a guest-driven focus across key business and brand-building initiatives by leveraging guest insights and analytics, driving the growth of our off-premise channels (To Go, Catering and Delivery – third-party partners and Applebee’s Delivery), and strengthening the franchisee portfolio through market evolution and restaurant development.

Prior to joining Applebee’s in 2016, Scott was a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group, leading strategy and operations projects across a variety of industries and topics. His experience included efforts focused on brand transformation, marketing optimization, growth strategy and consumer insights.

Scott received his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management.