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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey B. Welch has served as a member of our Board since April 2015. Mr. Welch also serves as an international development consultant with the Gerson Lehrman Group. Previously, Mr. Welch held various executive roles within Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., including President, International and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Franchise Operations and Development. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme in April 2004, Mr. Welch served as the Vice President, Real Estate, International for The Home Depot, Inc. Throughout his career he has held various positions for Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. where he focused on business and franchise development for leading restaurant brands, including Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell.