Zack Kollias
Senior Vice President, US Franchise Operations

Daytime MBA

Class of 1993

Council Affiliation:

Fuqua Alumni Council


Hospitality / Tourism


General Management


Greater Atlanta Area


As Divisional Vice President for Wendy's restaurants in the Southeast, Zack supervises the operations of 800 franchise restaurants in eight states. His support team of 20+ professionals ensure that marketing, training, operations, development, construction, financial, and human functions facilitate the franchisees in Wendy's brand execution and growth.

Zack has more than 25 years' experience of varied and progressive growth in finance and operations in the restaurant industry. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President of International Operations for Texas and Church's Chicken. In this role he lead a team of 20 professionals around the world to supervise marketing, development, operations, and supply chain in 500 restaurants in 27 countries.

Prior to joining Church's, Zack held various management positions at Planet Hollywood, Applebee's, Hard Rock Café, and Dairy Queen brands in the areas of operations, M&A, finance, planning, and purchasing.

Zack received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Currently residing in Marietta, GA, he is an officer of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association #519 and Educational Foundation, is a finance committee member of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, serves on the Board of Communities in Schools Atlanta, and actively participates in multiple tennis leagues. He is married to Margaret and has two boys, Tommy and Kris.