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Alexander C. Matina
Director

Alexander C. Matina has served as a member of our Board since December 22, 2017. Mr. Matina currently serves as Vice President, Investments at MFP Investors LLC, the family office of Michael F. Price, which focuses on long-term, value investment opportunities.  Mr. Matina also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trinity Place Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TPHS), a publicly traded real estate company, focused on multi-family and retail investments.  In addition, he serves on the board of S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ:SANW), a publicly traded agricultural company, with proprietary seeds targeting the alfalfa, sorghum, sunflower and stevia markets. Mr. Matina also serves on the board of XRO Energy LLC, a private energy company with assets in Wyoming.  In addition, Mr. Matina has worked in various investment and financial analyst roles at Altus Capital Partners and Salomon Smith Barney, among others. Mr. Matina has a Bachelor of Science business degree from Fordham University, where he serves as an adjunct professor of Finance and as a member of the advisory board of the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Benjamin Hochberg
Director

Benjamin Hochberg has served as a member of our Board since May 2010. He is a Partner at Lee Equity Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Lee Equity in May 2006, Mr. Hochberg was a Principal at Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, a middle-market private equity investment firm. Prior to Odyssey, Mr. Hochberg worked at Bain Capital Partners, a global private equity investment firm, where he most recently held the position of Principal. Mr. Hochberg also serves on the board of directors of Paragon Industries, Inc., The Edelman Financial Group, Inc., Skopos Financial Group, LLC and Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC.

    David Mounts
    Director

    David Mounts has served as a member of our Board since August 2014. Mr. Mounts also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Inmar. He has extensive operations and financial management experience in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Inmar, he was Executive Vice President of Supply Chain for Domino's Pizza, Inc. He also served as Domino's Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2007. Prior to Domino's, Mr. Mounts held several positions during a nearly 23 year tenure at UPS, including Chief Financial Officer, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, and Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. He is Chairman of the Wharton Alumni Executive Board, serves on the Board of Visitors for the Wake Forest University Schools of Business and is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Forsyth County.

    Jean M. Birch
    Chair of the Board

    Jean M. Birch has served as Chair of our Board since September 2016 and has served as a member of our Board since April 2015. Mrs. Birch has served as interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2017-June 2017. Mrs. Birch also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Birch Company, LLC. Ms. Birch has over 26 years of restaurant leadership experience. Previously, Mrs. Birch served as President of IHOP Restaurants, Inc. from June 2009 to August 2012. Prior to IHOP, Mrs. Birch served as President of Romano's Macaroni Grill and President of Corner Bakery Café. Mrs. Birch also held executive leadership roles within YUM! Brands, Inc., a global quick service restaurant company, including Vice President, Operations for Taco Bell, Inc. and, Senior Director, Concept Development for Pizza Hut, Inc. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cosi, Inc. and Darden Restaurants, Inc. and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

      John (Jack) Shafer
      Director

      John Shafer joined our Board in October 2006. Mr. Shafer was the Chief Executive Officer of Allied Domecq Retailing USA , in the former controlling shareholder of Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo’s Eateries, from 1999 until he retired in January 2003. Mr. Shafer also served on the Board of Directors of Mrs. Fields, Inc. from 2005 to 2008.

      Katherine L. Scherping
      Director

      Katherine L. Scherping has served as a member of our Board since February 2017. Ms. Scherping currently serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of National CineMedia. Previously, she served as CFO and interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiznos. Prior to Quiznos, she served as CFO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Ms. Scherping began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen and has held various accounting positions with companies in the oil and gas, security alarm monitoring, telecommunications, technology, and restaurant industries.

      Noah A. Elbogen
      Director
      Noah A. Elbogen has served as a member of our Board since December 22, 2017.  Mr. Elbogen currently serves as Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of Misada Capital Group LLC, a New Jersey-based investment manager. Previously, Mr. Elbogen served as an Investment Analyst at Luxor Capital Group, LP, a New York-based investment manager, where he focused primarily on the restaurant sector from July 2011 to July 2016. Prior to joining Luxor Capital Group, Mr. Elbogen served as a Research Analyst covering the consumer sector at S.A.C. Capital Management, LLC from August 2009 to June 2011, at Highbridge Capital Management, LLC from January 2007 to January 2009, and at Scout Capital Management LLC from August 2005 to January 2007. Mr. Elbogen began his investment career as an Equity Research Associate at Bear Stearns where he covered the Specialty Retail and Hardlines sectors. Mr. Elbogen has served as an Independent Director of BJ’s Restaurants Inc. since June 2014. Mr. Elbogen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Columbia University.
      Rob Weisberg
      Director

      Rob Weisberg has served as a member of our Board since April 2015. Mr. Weisberg also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Invaluable, the world's leading online live auction marketplace. Prior to joining Invaluable in October 2012, Mr. Weisberg served for three years as Chief Marketing Officer at Zipcar, Inc., where he contributed to the company's membership growth and initial public offering. Previously, Mr. Weisberg served as Vice President of Multimedia Marketing at Domino's Pizza from December 2004 to January 2010. Prior to Domino's Pizza, Mr. Weisberg worked in account services at several prominent advertising and public relation agencies including Ogilvy & Mather.

      Weldon Spangler
      Director
      Weldon Spangler has served as Chief Executive Officer since June 2017. Mr. Spangler spent seven years with Dunkin' Brands Group, having most recently served as Senior Vice President, Baskin-Robbins U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, where he had complete oversight of the brand. Prior to this role, Mr. Spangler spent five years working on the Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada business, first as a Regional Vice President and then as Vice President of Operations. During his time at Dunkin Brands, Mr. Spangler worked closely with franchisee leaders and played an integral part in the launch of several successful Company initiatives. Prior to Dunkin Brands, Weldon held significant leadership roles at Starbucks Corporation and YUM Brands.
        Yoo Jin Kim
        Director

        Yoo Jin Kim has served as a member of our Board since May 2010. Mr. Kim is a Partner at Lee Equity Partners, LLC. Mr. Kim was with Bain Capital Partners, a global private equity investment firm, where he most recently held the position of Principal. Mr. Kim also serves on the board of directors of Paragon Industries, Inc., Cross MediaWorks, LLC, Eating Recovery Center LLC, Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC and Project Pie LLC.