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Joseph Boehm
Director
Joseph Boehm
Mr. Boehm has served as our director since October 2017. Mr. Boehm has been a Portfolio Manager at Ancora Advisors LLC since April 2014.
Lead Director
Adrian Butler
Director
Adrian Butler
Mr. Butler has served as our director since May 2019. Since June 2020, he has served as the Chief Information Officer of Casey’s General Stores, Inc. From August 2015 to May 2020, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Dine Brands Global, Inc. Previously, Mr. Butler was Vice President in the Technology Services division of Target Corporation.
Marla Gottschalk
Director
Marla Gottschalk
Ms. Gottschalk has served as our director since November 2009. Ms. Gottschalk has served as Chief Executive Officer of The Pampered Chef Ltd., a marketer of kitchen tools, food products and cookbooks for preparing food in the home, since May 2006 and as its President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2003. She joined Pampered Chef from Kraft Foods, Inc., where she worked for 14 years in various management positions, including as Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Investor Relations for Kraft, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Post Cereal Division and Vice President of Marketing and Strategy of Kraft Cheese Division.
David Head
Director
David Head
Mr. Head has served as our director since August 2019. He brings nearly 40 years of transformative executive leadership experience from the fine dining, casual, fast-casual and quick service sectors. Currently, Mr. Head serves as Chairman and CEO of Primanti Brothers, where he has nearly tripled the size of the high-profile Pittsburgh-based chain during his six-year tenure. He has also served as the CEO of O’ Charley’s, Captain D’s, Romacorp and Houlihan’s Restaurant Group, in addition to spending nearly a decade as a successful franchisee partner in the Applebee’s and Red Robin systems. Mr. Head previously served on a number of Boards of Directors, including Bob Evans Farms, O’ Charley’s, Inc., Captain D’s / Sagittarius Brands, and Imvescor. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University.
David J. Near
Director
Mr. Near is the founding partner of Pisces Foods L.P and is a third-generation restauranteur. For the past five years, he has been the managing partner of Ramen Tatsuya Holdings LLC, which manages Tatsuya Brands, and now serves as a board member. He worked with Coca-Cola Fountain as Territory Sales Manager and previously operated Wendy’s restaurants as a franchisee from 1995 to 2012. Prior to that, he served multiple years as President of the Wendy’s Franchise Advisory council and was appointed Chief Operations Officer at The Wendy’s Company from 2006 to 2009. He was responsible for global operations, franchising, new store development, and served as a board member of Wendy’s National Advertising Program. Mr. Near received his undergraduate degree from Duke University an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke.
Ben Rosenzweig
Director
Ben Rosenzweig
Mr. Rosenzweig has served as our director since April 2018. Mr. Rosenzweig is a Partner at Privet Fund Management, LLC. Prior to Privet, he served as an Investment Banking Analyst in the corporate finance group at Alvarez & Marsal, LLC from June 2007 to May 2008. Mr. Rowenzweig is currently an Independent Director of Cicero Inc., a provider of desktop activity intelligence; Hardinge Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools; PFSweb, Inc., a global commerce service provider; and StarTek, Inc., a customer engagement business process outsourcer. 
Todd W. Smith
Director
Todd W. Smith
Mr. Smith has extensive experience in the restaurant industry, where he has led large public companies, small, fast-growing fast casual companies, and has founded his own restaurant group. In 2017 he took an equity stake in Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, a fast growing, fast casual concept. In 2012, he was tapped to lead the turn-around at Sonic Drive-In after three straight years of same store sales decline. Mr. Smith ultimately served as President and CMO and helped Sonic Drive-In to five straight years of same store sales growth and record store-level profits. Prior to that, he worked in marketing at Yum! Brands for its KFC domestic business. After successfully turning around a struggling handheld chicken division, he joined Wendy’s International in its innovation and new product marketing group. Mr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.
Robert Wright
Director
Robert Wright
Mr. Wright has served as our director, President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2020. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of The Wendy’s Company, where he ran operations for over 6,000 company and franchise restaurants located in the U.S. and Canada. He has a strong record of business transformation throughout his career, where he has leveraged brand strengths to revitalize top-line sales and profit growth through marketing, system-wide service standardization, and quality initiatives. In addition to Wendy’s, Bob has served in leadership roles with other restaurant brands, including Charley’s Philly Steaks, Checker’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., and Domino’s Pizza, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Letourneau University.