BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Lawrence Johnson

    Chief Executive Officer and Director
    Lawrence Johnson has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2007 and has been a member of our board of directors since 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson was a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he was employed since 1978. Mr. Johnson has a B.A. from Arizona State University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Johnson also serves as a member of our board of directors. Based on his extensive industry and management experience, his tenure with our company and familiarity with us and his deep understanding of restaurant operations, Mr. Johnson is well-qualified to lead us and to serve on our board.
  • Todd M. Abbrecht

    Director
    Todd M. Abbrecht has been a member of our board of directors since May 2012. Mr. Abbrecht is a Managing Director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, which he joined in 1992. Mr. Abbrecht is currently a director of Aramark Corporation, CSafe Global, Curo Health Services, Healthcare Staffing Services, Intermedix Corporation, inVentiv Health, Inc., Party City, PCI Pharma Services and Professional Physical Therapy. His prior directorships include Affordable Residential Communities, Inc., Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., Michael Foods, Inc., National Waterworks, Inc., and Warner Chilcott plc. Mr. Abbrecht holds a B.S.E. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Abbrecht was nominated to serve on our board of directors by Thomas H. Lee Partners in accordance with the Stockholders Agreement. Because of his strong background in banking and finance, his many years of experience overseeing our company and other corporations and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Abbrecht is well-qualified to serve on our board.
  • Gerald W. Deitchle

    Director
    Gerald W. Deitchle has been a member of our board of directors since January 2015. Mr. Deitchle has served on the board of directors of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. since November 2004 and as its Chairman of the Board since June 2008. He served as President of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. from February 2005 until December 2012 and as its Chief Executive Officer from February 2005 until his retirement in February 2013. From April 2004 to January 2005, Mr. Deitchle served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Fired Up, Inc., a privately held company that owns, operates and franchises the Johnny Carino’s Italian restaurant concept. From 1995 to 2004, he was a member of the executive management team at The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, a publicly held operator of upscale casual dining restaurants, with his last position as corporate President. Mr. Deitchle currently serves as a consultant to BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. and as a part-time advisor to privately held businesses. Mr. Deitchle holds a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio and also holds an active C.P.A. license in Texas. Because of his strong background in the restaurant industry, his years of experience overseeing similar corporations and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Deitchle is well-qualified to serve on our board.
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  • Douglas A. Haber

    Director
    Douglas A. Haber has been a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Mr. Haber is a Managing Director at Thomas H. Lee Partners, which he joined in 2006. Prior to joining Thomas H. Lee Partners, Mr. Haber worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Investment Banking Division’s Industrials and Natural Resources Group. Mr. Haber is currently a director of Bargain Hunt, CTI Foods and Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp. His prior directorships include 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. Mr. Haber holds a B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics and History from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Haber was nominated to serve on our board of directors by Thomas H. Lee Partners in accordance with the Stockholders Agreement. Because of his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Haber is well-qualified to serve on our board.
  • Neil Moses

    Director
    Neil Moses has been a member of our board of directors since November 2013. Mr. Moses has served as EnerNOC, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer since April 2014, its Chief Financial Officer since April 2013 and its Treasurer since August 2013. From June 2012 until March 2013, Mr. Moses served as the Chief Global Strategy Officer of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., a franchisor of quick service restaurants. From November 2010 until June 2012, Mr. Moses served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. From 2003 until November 2010, Mr. Moses served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Parametric Technology Corporation, a software company. Mr. Moses holds a B.A. in Psychology from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Because of his strong background in the restaurant industry, his years of experience in finance and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Moses is well-qualified to serve on our board.
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  • Douglas R. Pendergast

    Director
    Douglas R. Pendergast has been a member of our board of directors since December 2014. Since January 2015, Mr. Pendergast has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiznos. Mr. Pendergast served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Krystal Company, Inc. from April 2012 to September 2014. He previously served as the Chief Development and Franchise Officer of CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. from November 2010 to March 2012 and as Chief Franchise Officer of Church’s Chicken from February 2005 to March 2010. He is currently a board member at Quiznos and was previously a board member at Love’s Travel Stops. Mr. Pendergast holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Because of his strong background in the restaurant industry, his years of experience overseeing similar corporations and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Pendergast is well-qualified to serve on our board.
  • Jeff T. Swenson

    Director
    Jeff T. Swenson has been a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Mr. Swenson is a Managing Director at Thomas H. Lee Partners, which he joined in 2004. Prior to joining Thomas H. Lee Partners, Mr. Swenson worked in the private equity group at Bain Capital, LLC. Mr. Swenson also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Swenson is currently a director of 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc., Bargain Hunt, CTI Foods, GCA Services Group, Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp., and Phillips Pet Food & Supplies. He was previously a director of Acosta Sales and Marketing, GrubHub Seamless Holdings Corporation, Intermedix Corporation, West Corporation and a board observer at Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. Mr. Swenson holds a B.A., with honors, in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Swenson was nominated to serve on our board of directors by Thomas H. Lee Partners in accordance with the Stockholders Agreement. Because of his strong background in banking and finance, his many years of experience overseeing our company and other corporations and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Swenson is well-qualified to serve on our board.