- Patti Reilly White
- Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Patti Reilly White was named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Darden Restaurants in October 2007. She oversees information and data integrity for Darden as well as all information services and technology functions. Her organization is responsible for providing IT strategy, portfolio management, development and support of business and finance information processing, computer services, network communications, and management information services to accomplish corporate goals and objectives. Darden is the world's largest full-service restaurant company with sales of more than $6.5 billion. The company owns and operates more than 1,700 Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52 restaurants in North America, and employs nearly 180,000 people who serve 400 million meals annually. Patti joined Darden in 1988 as Project Leader of Point of Sale Systems. She subsequently held the positions of Manager of Restaurant Systems, Director of Data Center Operations and Director of Systems Development. In 1998, she was promoted to Vice President of Restaurant Systems. In 2002, Patti pursued an opportunity to be Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for RTM Restaurant Group where she was a member of the Executive Team. She returned to Darden in 2004 as Vice President of Restaurant Systems where she spearheaded the strategic planning, development and implementation of Darden's next generation Point of Service system which broadened the view from traditional Point of Sale to providing the foundation for future business building innovations to enhance the guest experience. Patti was promoted to Senior Vice President of Information Technology in 2006. Prior to joining Darden, Patti was a Manager Consultant with Price Waterhouse. Patti serves on the board of directors for the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools. She received a bachelor's degree in Accounting Information Systems from the University of West Florida.