Little Caesars, Ilitch Cos. Announce Promotions in Technology Division

Little Caesars in Detroit has promoted three executives to leadership positions within the company’s technology division. The promotions come at a time of growth for Little Caesars.
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Lance Shinabarger, Afia Phillips, Keith Faigin // Photos courtesy of Little Caesars

Little Caesars in Detroit has promoted three executives to leadership positions within the company’s technology division. The promotions come at a time of growth for Little Caesars.

Keith Faigin, a 10-year Little Caesars veteran, was promoted to chief information officer, restaurant systems. Throughout his tenure, Faigin has overseen numerous software initiatives, with a focus on the company’s e-commerce platform. He has been instrumental in securing multiple patents for Little Caesars and holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s in computer science from the University of Illinois. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Keith is a resident cast member of Go Comedy! Improv Theater and a founder of the Detroit Improv Festival.

Afia Phillips, formerly vice president of information security at Little Caesars Enterprises, was promoted to chief information security officer. She has established a strategic enterprise information security program that focuses on mitigating cyber risk across the organization. She is passionate about social responsibility and has led key initiatives pertaining to food insecurity, volunteerism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Phillips is an active member of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology, T200, and Chief, a selective nationwide network of female executives. She is a governing body member of the Evanta CIO & CISO Network (Detroit Chapter) and was appointed to the State of Michigan’s Board of Ethics by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Her achievements have been recognized with a Crain’s Notable Women in STEM honor and a Top Global CISO Award from Cyber Defense Magazine. Afia holds a degree in computer science from Wayne State University and has certifications in cybersecurity and risk management.

Lance Shinabarger was promoted to chief information officer, shared technologies and applications. With more than 25 years of IT management experience, he has been with Little Caesars since 2017 as senior vice president of enterprise systems, data eervices, and global infrastructure. He has successfully led the global infrastructure for Little Caesars, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, and other Ilitch companies. He holds a degree in computer science from Cleary University and has a proven track record of developing and executing technology strategies that drive business growth.