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Sloane Perras is a seasoned corporate executive with extensive leadership in retail brands and global logistics companies with expertise in cyber security and privacy, corporate governance, risk mitigation and complex regulatory environments. Ms. Perras is the Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary for two commonly owned, privately held iconic franchise brands, The Krystal Company and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. As part of the executive teams, she regularly reviews the companies’ financial controls, reads the balance sheets and is very familiar with the flow of revenue through the businesses. Ms. Perras also has oversight responsibility for Krystal’s Risk management function, including enterprise-wide risk management. She implemented the first shared services arrangement for her private equity’s portfolio of 7 commonly owned restaurant companies providing strategy for regulatory compliance and HR policy review with risk mitigation.
Following the departure of her predecessor at Aaron’s, Inc. (“AAN”), Ms. Perras stepped in as Acting General Counsel and executive team member. Both before and during her time as Acting General Counsel, Ms. Perras worked closely with Aaron’s CEO and Board of Directors on matters of corporate governance, including reporting direct to the Audit Committee on cyber risk and privacy issues until her departure to create the Legal department at Krystal.
From 2002 through 2011, Ms. Perras worked in companies involved in the global supply chain. She was the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary of Americold Logistics, LLC and corporate counsel of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (“EXPD”) as well as representing logistics companies in private practice. At Americold, she served as a key team member in the IPO readiness and IPO and secured indenture offering of the largest global logistics REIT and the resulting integration of two industry powerhouses. Throughout her supply chain background, she also had responsibility to address significant regulatory and compliance matters, often around global enforcement protocol.
Ms. Perras has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida and earned her law degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. She is a recognized leader promoting diversity in her community and industry, receiving recognition as Krystal’s executive liaison for its Women’s Group and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 Diversity Champion by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Counsel on Call In-House Woman of the Year in 2013.