Atlanta-based Focus Brands tapped a hospitality industry veteran as its next chief executive.  

Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, said Thursday it hired Jim Holthouser as CEO, succeeding Steve DeSutter, who is retiring after serving as the company’s CEO for nearly six years.

Holthouser spent more than more than 20 years at Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) in various strategic and brand management roles, most recently serving as executive vice president…

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Hilton executive tapped to succeed Focus Brands' retiring CEO