The Leadership Team

Our team of HoneyBaked franchise experts is here for you

Our leadership team is here to support your development and growth as a Honey Baked Ham Co.® franchisee. They have many years of experience in a wide range of brands and both company-owned and franchise experience. Some of our leaders started out as part-time in-store HoneyBaked employees and have grown up with our brand.

Jim Dinkins: Chief Executive Officer


Chief Executive Officer

Jim joins HoneyBaked from The Coca-Cola Company, where he gained diverse experience working in a variety of areas, including senior sales, marketing, operations, channel planning, sports marketing, franchise leadership and general management. Jim is a Senior Executive and board member with over 30 years of experience in public Fortune 100 companies and private entrepreneurial environments. He has a proven track record of developing breakthrough strategies, operational excellence, results delivery, team development, and leadership.

Dan McAleenan: Senior Vice President of Store Operations


Chief Operating Officer

Dan serves as Chief Operating Officer of HBH Co., having successfully navigated his role as Senior VP of Store Operations from May 2018 to September 2020. He's passionate about delivering a brand-worthy customer service experience and cultivating leaders from within. A proud Honey Baked Ham alumnus, Dan successfully served as a District Manager, Director and then VP of Operations during his tenure from 1996 to 2008. Before returning to HoneyBaked in 2018, he gained franchise leadership experience as a Director of Franchise Operations at Dunkin Brands.


Senior VP Franchise

Mr. Gestring has served as a Senior Vice President, Franchise for HBH Co. since July 2022. Previously, he was Chief Restaurant Officer for Blaze Pizza, LLC in Pasadena, California. Before that, he served as Vice President of Operations Services for Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, he has previously held leadership positions at Arby's Restaurant Group, Peet's Coffee, Starbucks Coffee Company, Don Pablo's, and Taco Bell.

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Franchise Sales Development Manager

Mr. Temme has served as Franchise Sales Development Manager since September 2022. He has held various operational and franchise development positions at HoneyBaked. Before HoneyBaked, Mr. Temme served as President/Consultant for Mass Holdings Inc dba Tropical Smoothie Café in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also served Einstein Bros. Bagels and Ruby Tuesdays during his career.

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