Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, the Allentown-based Red Robin franchisee covering the Lehigh Valley and Harrisburg regions, has named Nikki Bloom as its new chief financial officer.
In her new role, Bloom will oversee all finance and accounting functions while leveraging creative problem-solving skills to maximize financial performance at all restaurant locations.
Bloom has been with the restaurant group for nearly 20 years and has risen through the ranks, gaining experience in all facets of accounting and finance for the company.
Bloom was credited with helping to lead LVRG out of the uncertain times of the pandemic and into stability, recovery and sales growth throughout 2021 while still planning for the company’s future.
The company said she served in a critical role in 2020, handling government shutdowns, Payroll Protection Program Loans, and Employee Retention Tax Credits and implemented many effective and crucial measures to help preserve the necessary funds to meet the company’s financial obligations.
“Nikki values integrity, ethical behavior, lifelong learning for her and her team, building relationships with team members and our vendor partners, and time with her family and friends. She is a true brand ambassador of LVRG, and her many accomplishments are a great example of how passion, empathy, commitment, and continued education are a pathway to leadership and success,” says Mike Axiotis, CEO of Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group. “I am truly proud and honored to have her on our team.”
Bloom earned her bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University and two associate degrees from Lehigh Carbon Community College in Business Administration and Accounting.