Ryan Riggs is the Senior Vice President – Retail Operations for Global Partners LP where he is responsible for the growth of Global’s new-to-market convenience concept AllTown Fresh. Most recently he was with convenience leader Sheetz where he was primarily responsible for the strategic development and direction of Sheetz as a food and beverage company competing within the restaurant and convenience industries. For this effort he managed the customer experience programs and several innovative programs that heavily influenced this experience, such as the Sheetz Drive Thru Program and its Café Project, which at the time included 4 fuel-free locations. Prior to joining Sheetz, Mr. Riggs served as Division President & General Manager for Kronos Gyros & Café, a division of Kronos Foods, a manufacturing company specializing in Greek and Mediterranean foods based outside of Chicago, from 2008-2013; a Managing Partner for Rare Hospitality (Longhorn Steakhouse) from 2005-2008; and at various levels of management for Waffle House from 2001-2005. Mr. Riggs has served as a Director for the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and for the Kenneth Young Center, a community mental health and senior services organization in the Chicagoland area. He holds an MBA in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Management Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management and a BS in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Ryan and his wife Vicki have three amazing sons (Nash-6, Brek-4, Wells-22 months) who take up the overwhelming majority of their time! Ryan enjoys spending time outside on the golf course or taking in a college football game whenever he can and is still riding high on the World Series title for his Cubbies in 2016!