Gallagher Assists Subway’s Supply Chain Cooperative in Finding a President and CEO

(March 2022) Gallagher’s Executive Search and Leadership Advisers (ESLA) team is pleased to announce the successful placement of Kirsten Michulka as the new president and CEO for Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Inc. (IPC).

“We were honored to serve as IPC’s partner for this search, and excited to see a tremendous talent like Kirsten join the IPC family,” said David Alexander, a managing director for Gallagher’s ESLA team, who led the search.

IPC is a Subway franchisee-owned supply chain cooperative serving restaurants in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Michulka will be responsible for continuing to drive IPC’s mission to supply fresh food, quality products, reliable equipment and valuable services to Subway franchisees. She will support them in delivering the best possible guest experience in their restaurants, while increasing their profitability.

Michulka joins Subway with nearly three decades of experience in supply chain management, planning and strategy across the consumer-packaged goods, food and beverage, and quick-service restaurant industries.

Gallagher’s Executive Search and Leadership Advisers team brings decades of executive search and leadership consulting experience. The team assists clients domestically and internationally to find and grow transformational leaders. The team has completed more than 1,200 searches for a wide variety of senior roles across multiple industries and functions.

For more information about Gallagher’s Executive Search and Leadership Advisers team, visit or call (800) 821-8481


Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 68 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.

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