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 23 restaurant locations throughout the Indianapolis market. Its brands include Coffee Zon, FUZION by Coffee Zon, Zing! Café, Nature’s Table, Au Bon Pain Cafés and Granite City Food & Brewery. 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 an active 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. In both 2006, 2010 and 2017, Kim was nominated for the NAWBO-Indianapolis Woman Business Owner of the Year Award and, in 2009, was recognized with a nomination for the Starkey Entrepreneurial Women Award. 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.
In 2011 and in 2015, CC Holdings was nominated for “Indiana Companies to Watch,” a designation by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation recognizing Indiana’s fast-growth, privately held businesses. 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.
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.
Area Director, Indianapolis
Having begun her career path as a teenager in New York, Elaine moved to Indiana where she’s been a resident for the last 15 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 an Area Director for Indianapolis. Focused on the continued growth of her district, she works to build strong relationships and to 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.
Carrie joined CC Holdings in 2006 as Accountant and now serves as the company’s Assistant Controller. Her responsibilities include all corporate and financial operations, including accounting, financial planning, analysis, and risk management, as well as IT and purchasing.
With financial expertise in small business financing, Carrie previously gained experience in financial reporting, tax preparation, budgeting, annual reporting, and financial analysis while an accountant at a competitive restaurant company. Her prior experience was in public accounting. Carrie graduated from Indiana University with a BS in 1996.
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