Leadership Team

Shannon Hennessy, President, The Habit Burger Grill

Shannon Hennessy

The Habit Burger Grill Division

Shannon Hennessy is the President of The Habit Burger Grill Division, overseeing development, franchising, marketing and international expansion for the brand. In this role, Hennessy is also responsible for contributing to the brand’s strategy to accelerate growth, nurturing cross-brand collaboration and driving company culture. Hennessy joined Yum! in 2020 as the Chief Financial Officer of KFC Global Division, where she was responsible for leading the global finance function and ensuring continued growth and profitability of the KFC business. She also oversaw the brand’s Financial Planning, Supply Chain Management, and Strategy functions. Prior to joining Yum!, Hennessy worked for McKinsey & Company, where she served as Managing Partner of the Dallas office and served clients in retail, packaged goods, travel and logistics industries. While there, she led the Dallas office to achieve record high consultant satisfaction scores and championed significant increases in talent diversity. Hennessy received her Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her MBA at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

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