THOMAS R. KROUSE
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tom Krouse’s career has spanned over three decades in marketing and management in the restaurant industry. In October 2010, Tom was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Donatos Pizza to oversee the company’s 157 store restaurant business as well as Jane’s Dough Foods, the Bakery Division of Donatos.
Prior to his current position, Tom was named President-Expansion Brands in September 2009 with the responsibility of Donatos franchise development and Jane’s Dough Foods. In December 2003, Tom was named Chief Concept & Strategy Officer to oversee marketing and menu development, future concept innovation, and new franchise business development. He began his career at Donatos as Senior Vice President of Marketing.
Prior to joining Donatos in June 2000, Tom was Vice President of Wendy’s International where he spent 12 years in various field and brand marketing positions. Before joining Wendy’s, he spent his early years in the agency business working for clients such as Wendy’s and McDonald’s. He was partner and co-founder of Daly, Lewis & Krouse, a marketing communications firm.
In October 2014, Mr. Krouse was named “Executive of the Year” by Columbus Business First. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of Central Ohio and is currently an active Board member. Tom is also a Board member of the Southside Learning & Development Center and a member of the American Heart Association Go Red Men, as well as co-chair for the 2015-2016 Go Red Campaign with wife, Jane Grote Abell. He also serves on the Board of the Columbus Songwriters Association.
Tom is a founding member and frontman for Grassinine, a mountain rock band. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Tom and his wife, Jane Grote Abell, reside in Bexley with his 3 boys Kenny (age 18); Charlie (age 15); and Joey (age 14) and his two stepdaughters Brianna (age 16) and Tori (age 14).