Kim Ellis

Chief Development Officer

Piada Group

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Kim Ellis was a featured speaker at RestaurantSpaces’18


Kim Ellis is the Chief Development Officer for PIADA, Italian Street Food. Piada is an Italian fast casual concept based in Columbus, Ohio.

Ms. Ellis is a twenty-five year veteran of the retail real estate industry and previously served as Senior Vice President of Store Development for Regis Corporation (RGS) from 2011-2014. Prior to Regis, Kim served as Executive Vice President of Development with Panda Restaurant Group from 2006-2011. From 1996-2006 Kim worked at Blockbuster Inc. where she had various roles of increasing responsibility, starting as Real Estate Manager in the Southeast, Director of Business Development and ending her ten year career at Blockbuster serving as their Senior Vice President of Development. Blockbuster Inc. was an American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services.

Ms. Ellis studied Business Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Kim currently resides in Dallas, TX and has lived in several states during her real estate career, including Bethesda, MD, Atlanta, GA, Los Angeles, CA and Minneapolis, MN.

Kim serves as a member on the ICSC Board of Trustees and has served on several ICSC committees including the RECON Planning Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Political Action Committee.