7-Eleven COO Darren Rebelez Leaves Company
DALLAS — 7-Eleven Inc.'s executive team lost a key member. Chief Operating Officer (COO) Darren Rebelez has left the company, reportedly to pursue other opportunities.
According to Margaret Chabris, 7-Eleven's director of corporate communications, Rebelez "contributed a great deal in so many areas of our business while he was here and was instrumental in our growth and success since joining 7-Eleven Inc. in 2007."
The Dallas-based convenience store giant has not named a replacement.
Rebelez joined 7-Eleven in 2007 as a senior vice president in charge of operations for its U.S. and Canada stores, and was promoted to executive vice president and COO in 2009. Prior to joining 7-Eleven, he worked at ExxonMobil Corp. serving as On the Run franchise manager from 2001 to 2007.
In addition, he previously served on the board of directors for NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing.
Rebelez earned an MBA from the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business, and a bachelor of science degree in general engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
7-Eleven Inc. operates, franchises or licenses more than 10,300 7-Eleven stores in North America.