VP, Global IT
YUM! Brands, Inc.
Americas Chapter Member
Dickie Oliver is Vice-President of Global IT for Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE:YUM) the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system units with over 37,000 restaurants in more than 120 countries and territories. Yum! Brands, with more than 1.4 million employees and franchise associates worldwide, is the parent company to KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. In 2011, Yum! Brands generated more than $12 billion in total revenues, including company sales and franchise fees.
As VP of Global IT, Dickie is responsible for Architecture, Security, Compliance, Messaging, Networks, Applications and Monitoring on a global basis for Yum! Brands. He has spent 14+ years at Yum! Brands, in various roles of increasing accountability within the Yum! IT organization. This has included IT leadership positions within individual Yum! Brands, Yum! Shared Services and Yum! Corporate organizations. Dickie has 20 years of experience in IT related areas including Development, Consulting, Project Management and IT Leadership.
Prior to joining Yum! Brands in 1996, Dickie was an Engineering Consultant and Instructor at PowerCerv, Inc. in Augusta, GA. PowerCerv is a small consulting firm specializing in relational database education and PowerBuilder knowledge with Fortune 500 clientele. Prior to PowerCerv, he served as Sr. Development Engineer at DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and Westinghouse, Inc. His responsibilities included all areas of project management and all levels of development and DBA work.
Dickie is currently a board member for Volunteers of America in Louisville. He has presented at multiple IT conferences and won the Westinghouse Malcolm Baldridge award for IT excellence.
Dickie earned his BBA in Finance, his BBA in Management and his minor in Computer Science from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.