Our Management Team
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Kimberly D. Hendren is the founder and CEO of CC Holdings, Inc., a woman-owned restaurant group headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Founded in 1992 with a single coffee bar, CC Holdings has expanded its operations to now encompass 13 restaurant locations throughout the Indianapolis market. Its brands include Coffee Zon, FUZION by Coffee Zon, Nature’s Table, and Au Bon Pain. The company also operates CC Holdings Cafés within the Indiana Government Center. CC Holdings is a certified DBE/WBE in the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana.
Kim’s 30-plus years of retail business development and management experience includes work as a senior team member for Plasa Dairy, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico. This vertically integrated company was a startup in the late 1980s as a result of the United States Dairy buyout program. Responsible for retail growth, development and operations, Kim expanded the company’s presence to include 62 retail outlets spanning from the U.S. border city of Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, to Monterrey and Chihuahua within the span of five years. At the time of its sale to a Coca-Cola subsidiary, the company consisted of a 2,000 acre farm, a 30,000 square foot manufacturing plant, 62 retail outlets, and more than 800 employees.
Kim is also the majority owner and CEO of University Properties, LLC, which owns and operates more than 400 student housing units surrounding Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Kim is a member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Women’s President Organization. She currently serves as a board member for Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana and is an Advisory Board member for The Chef’s Academy at Harrison College.
Kim was a panelist in the 2013 Trailblazers panel for NAWBO-Indianapolis—a panel discussion with successful women business owners and community leaders. She was selected by the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2003 as a “Forty under 40” awardee, which recognizes individuals in the local community who have made significant achievements in their area of business. Kim is a past member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), an international organization for business development, and a prior board member for Indiana University’s National Center for Excellence in Women’s Health.
Kim is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Jason Chamoun founded Symba Brand Solutions in 2017 with the goal of redefining institutional foodservice. Symba has grown to serve clients across three states in the healthcare, business, and governmental industries. Prior to founding Symba, Jason served as President of Georgio’s Oven Fresh Pizza Co., a 30-unit pizza franchise in Northeast Ohio from 2009-2017. Jason is co-founder and current Co-President of Snap Gourmet Foods, a 120,000 s.f. USDA-inspected food manufacturing facility located in Cleveland, Ohio. Snap Gourmet Foods serves ready-to-eat meals for healthcare, K-12 schools, and organizations fighting food insecurity.
Jason also serves on the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Leadership Council, the Keith Cunningham Founder’s Council, the Tony Robbins Platinum Partnership, and the Cleveland Heritage Medal Committee. Jason lives in Gates Mills, Ohio, with his wife Heidi and their three sons.
Chief Operating Officer
Having begun her career path as a teenager in New York, Elaine moved to Indiana where she’s been a resident for the last 20+ years. With the opportunity to contribute at CC Holdings, she has taken advantage of the opportunity to develop and grow as a manager. Elaine now serves as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Focused on the continued growth of CC Holdings, she works to streamline operations, build strong relationships, and provide ongoing mentoring and training for her team.
As a married mother of four boys, Elaine is very committed to helping her sons become successful, productive citizens in life. She looks forward to the ongoing challenges at CCHoldings, as well as eventual retirement from the company in the very distant future.