Chief Information Officer at Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC) for SUBWAY® restaurantGeorgeLabelle is the Chief Information Officer at Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC) for SUBWAY® restaurants, where he has led the technology team for the past 17 ye ars. George develops and executes IPC’s enterprisewide IT strategy, a key component for the success of the SUBWAY® system as the largest quick-serve restaurant system in the world. George also serves as CEO of Value Pay Services (VPS), IPC’s payments division. VPS manages all offline and online payments for SUBWAY® restaurants in North America, including credit and debit, gift card, and loyalty.
George is passionate about developing dynamic cultures and high performing teams. He is a sought after speaker and has been recognized in several national publications for his work in changing culture and empowering teams to be highly innovative while at the same time achieving operational excellence.
During his tenure at IPC, George’s teams have developed several innovative applications to optimize the SUBWAY® supply chain, including IPCnet and QualityNet. His team has also developed a highly available and flexible payments’ platform for the SUBWAY® system.
George oversees a diverse range of services at IPC, including digital strategy, enterprise architecture management, application development, IT infrastructure and operations, support, and security and risk management.
George’s team has received many awards over the years for their groundbreaking technology work in the QSR industry. These include the CIO 100 Award, the InformationWeek Top Technology Innovators Award, ComputerWorld’s Best Places to Work Award, the QSR Applied Technology Award and the Hospitality Technology Edge Award.
George resides in Miami with his wife Laurie. In his spare time, he serves as a Roman Catholic Deacon for the Archdiocese of Miami.