Darren Rebelez currently serves as President of the iconic IHOP Restaurant brand. IHOP (International House of Pancakes) is the leading Family Dining restaurant brand with over 1700 restaurants in the US and several countries around the world. IHOP is a part of DineEquity (NYSE: DIN), one of the largest full service restaurant companies in the world.
Darren also serves on the Board of Directors of Torchmark Corporation, where he is the chair of the compensation committee. Torchmark (NYSE: TMK) is a financial services holding company specializing in life and supplemental health insurance for middle-income Americans, marketed through multiple distribution channels including direct response and exclusive and independent insurance agencies.
Darren, a retailing and restaurant industry veteran, is the former executive vice president and chief operating officer for 7-Eleven, Inc. 7-Eleven is the world's largest convenience store chain with more than 52,000 stores in 16 countries, of which more than 10,200 are in North America. He also held leadership positions at ExxonMobil Corporation.
Prior to his civilian career, Rebelez was an Army Ranger and Gulf War veteran. A native of San Diego, he is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he earned a bachelor of science degree in Foreign Area Studies. He went on to also earn an MBA from the University of Houston.
Outside of work, Darren is on the advisory board of the Children of Fallen Patriots organization which provides college scholarships to children who have lost a parent in the War on Terror.