John Jakubek was appointed to the position of senior vice president, human resources, in March 2008. In this position, Jakubek provides leadership for the Company’s human resource function at DineEquity, inc. as well as within the Applebee’s and IHOP business units and holds primary responsibility for leading the cultural integration of the two business units and the parent company. Additionally, Jakubek enables the role of human resources as a business partner and ensures the consistent integration of human resources strategies, plans and programs between the two brands. He provides strategic leadership in the areas of employee relations, talent acquisition and staffing, retention, executive and organization development, succession planning, diversity, training and development, compensations and benefits, and governmental and legal compliance.
Jakubek most recently served as senior vice president of human resources for Oakwood Worldwide. In this role, he oversaw talent acquisition, performance and talent management, compensation and benefits strategy and administration, as well as associate training, learning and development at Oakwood Worldwide. Further, he was responsible for aligning Oakwood's overall human capital strategy with the organization's business goals. Previously, Jakubek held vice president of human resources positions for ConAgra Foods, Inc., including vice president of human resources-supply chain where he was responsible for all human resources activities of the company’s 25,000 product supply employees at the units 100+ manufacturing plant organizations. Additionally, he provided human resources leadership for a number of significant organization and operations change efforts, including enterprise-wide supply chain integration initiatives, restructuring of the supply chain human resources team, business unit consolidation, as well as the development of labor management initiatives and labor relations strategies to realize significant operational efficiencies and cost savings. Prior to ConAgra, Jakubek’s career included more than 30 years of human resources experience, serving some of America's foremost corporations, including PepsiCo, Miller Brewing Company, and the Dial Corporation, throughout which he effectively implemented organization-wide human resources programs with an emphasis on customer service and a strong return on investment to each organization.
Jakubek earned a bachelor of science in industrial relations from Rider University.