Vann Avedisian has served as our director since March 2021. Mr. Avedisian is the Founding Partner of Newbond Holdings, a vertically integrated real estate operating and investment vehicle focused on the hospitality industry. From 2010 through 2021 Vann was a Principal of Highgate Holdings, a real estate investment firm that acquired in excess of $10 billion of real estate assets and manages over 150+ hotels comprising approximately 40,000 rooms. Prior to Highgate, Mr. Avedisian co-founded Oxford Capital Partners and directed its real estate principal investments with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion. Prior to founding Oxford, Mr. Avedisian was a Vice President at LaSalle Partners and a Director and Shareholder of Citizens National Bank of Lake Geneva. Mr. Avedisian is currently on the Board of Trustees of the William Blair Mutual Funds where he is Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and also serves on the Audit and Compliance Committees. Mr. Avedisian previously served on Potbelly’s Board of Directors from 2001 to 2015 and was Chairman of the Compensation and Organization Committee.
Favorite Potbelly menu item: Chicken salad with hot peppers