Scott Thaxton, Senior Director of Procurement for Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC, leads the department responsible for Direct Spend, including Proteins, Dressings/Sauces, Breads, Pasta, and Tortillas.

Mr. Thaxton began his career in the foodservice industry holding various culinary positions for several independent fine dining restaurants in the Midwest. He joined Potbelly Sandwich Works in 2003 as an Operator, transitioning to Distribution and Procurement roles for the growing fast-casual chain. In 2009 Mr. Thaxton joined Jack in the Box Inc. and progressed through roles of increasing responsibility including Manager of Distribution Services and Director of Procurement where he led purchasing responsibilities for Proteins, Dairy, Beverages, Produce, Bakery, and Disposables for both the Jack in the Box and Qdoba Mexican Eats brands.

Mr. Thaxton received a Business Management Degree from the University of Phoenix and attended the University of California San Diego, where he received a Certification in Supply Chain Management.