Bruce Hoffmeister is senior vice president and CIO of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Bruce oversees the information technology, security and digital strategies teams at Lebanon-based Cracker Barrel, which runs more than 660 restaurants across the country. He retired from Marriott in the middle of last year and was the hotel giant’s CIO for his last nine-plus years there. He also held senior sales, revenue management and lodging finance roles at the company.

Hoffmeister, who earned his MBA degree at Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, takes over the CIO role at Cracker Barrel from Leon DeWet.