Liz Williams

Liz Williams, President
Foxtrot

Liz Williams is the President and CFO of Foxtrot, a modern convenience store and café that brings together in-store discovery with rapid delivery. Prior to Foxtrot, Liz was CEO of Drybar, the premier blow dry bar specializing in blowouts, hair care products and styling tools and Liz helped found and lead Hart House, a modern quick service restaurant backed by Kevin Hart and other prominent investors.

Liz has deep roots in the restaurant space as the former President of Taco Bell International, a subsidiary of Yum Brands, Inc.’s (NYSE: YUM). In this role, Liz was responsible for the brand strategy, growth and performance of the International business across 30 countries. In her two years leading Taco Bell International, Liz established development agreements for significant growth in India, Brazil, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and France.

Prior to this role, Liz was the Taco Bell Global CFO, leading Finance, Strategy, Information Technology and eCommerce, where she was responsible for all financial elements of the $11B business. While at Taco Bell, Liz delivered eight years of industry leading sales, profit, unit, and brand growth. Liz also spent a year at Yum Leading corporate strategy for the office of the CEO.

Before joining Yum, Liz spent six years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as Principal in the Consumer and Retail practices in U.S. and Asian markets. She also spent seven years at Dell Computer in various finance, brand marketing and corporate sales positions.

Liz serves as a board member for Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX), a leading online personal retailer and as a board member for Viant (NASDAQ: DSP), an advertising software provider.

Liz has previously served on the Kellogg Women’s Leadership Advisory Council, on the Yum Brands Purchasing CoOp board, Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (RSCS), and on the non-profit Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Orange County board.

Liz received her bachelor’s degree, as a marketing major, from the University of Texas Business Honors Program and earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She lives in Newport Beach, California with her husband and two children.