Enjoying a wide breadth of multi-unit retail, food service, operations, finance and general management experiences, Steve joined FOCUS Brands as Chief Executive Officer in March 2014. Prior to joining FOCUS Brands, Mr. DeSutter served for six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stripes LLC and Executive Vice President of Susser Holdings, the parent company, and at the time, a Fortune 500 company and a leader in convenience retail. Prior to that, based in London, he served as Executive Vice President of Burger King Corp as President Europe, Middle East and Asia. Steve began his career with British Petroleum where he held progressively responsible roles in a variety of industry sectors in operations, marketing, finance and quality and process engineering for over 18 years at the company.
Steve has been a past Officer and Director at a number of community-building organizations such as the United Way, The Coastal Bend Blood Center, The Texas State Aquarium and a multi-county Economic Development Corporation. He is also a past Director of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and today is an active member of the Restaurant Industry Executive Council (RIEC).
Mr. DeSutter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from Niagara University in upstate New York.