PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

1) FRANCHISE EXPERIENCE

  • Agrofin (energy & agro products) - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Applebee’s Bar & Grill - Maitland, FL
  • Bayt-Al-Aqarat (real estate) - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Brain Fitness Exercises - Ithaca, NY
  • Carrow’s (part of Advantica Restaurants) - Spartanburg, SC
  • Chinese Wellness Massage - Anaheim, CA
  • Coco’s (part of Advantica Restaurants) - Spartanburg, SC
  • Coffee House - Boulder, CO
  • Coffee House - Scottsdale, AZ
  • Concrete Homes (winds 250 MPH+) - Charleston, SC
  • Denny’s (part of Advantica Restaurants) - Spartanburg, SC
  • El Pollo Loco (part of Advantica Restaurants) - Spartanburg, SC
  • Falak Enterprises - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Fast Casual - Authentic Italian Pizza - Miami, FL
  • Fast Casual - Chinese - Orlando, FL
  • Fast Casual - Japanese - New York, NY
  • Fast Casual - Japanese - Orlando, FL
  • Fast Casual - Wings - Denver, CO
  • Family Dining Themed - Las Vegas, NV
  • Firehouse Subs - Orlando, FL
  • Golden Corral - Orlando, FL
  • Hardee’s (part of Advantica Restaurants) - Spartanburg, SC
  • Healthy Foods - San Diego, CA
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings - Orlando, FL
  • IWantEasy (personal services) - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Jimmy John’s - Chicago, IL
  • La Cucina (Italian restaurants) - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Mobile Laser Tag - San Diego, CA
  • Mohamed Ahmadi Group - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Mother Butler Pies (part of Advantica Restaurants) - Spartanburg, SC
  • My Door (dry cleaning) - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Organic Pizza & Sports Restaurant - San Diego, CA
  • Ponderosa - Orlando, FL
  • Purple Swirl Cafe (ice cream) - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Quincy’s (part of Advantica Restaurants) - Spartanburg, SC
  • Rebounderz Franchise & Development - Sanford, FL
  • Salt Wellness Spa - Hollywood, FL
  • Salt Wellness Spa - Orlando, FL
  • Sonny’s Bar-B-Q - Maitland, FL
  • Sparadise - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Tails (premium pet food) - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Tavern on the Green International - New York, NY
  • Themed Miniature Golf - Las Vegas, NV
  • Tony Luke's (Maza Foods) - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Winchell’s Donuts (part of Advantica Restaurants) - Spartanburg, SC
  • Zain (eMarketing) - Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Zealthy Franchise - Orlando, FL

2) RESTAURANT & RETAIL EXPERIENCE

  • Applebee’s
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Canteen
  • Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Carrow’s
  • China Coast
  • Coco’s
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Denny’s
  • El Pollo Loco
  • EPCOT Restaurants
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Fred’s Southern Kitchen
  • FRESH&fit! To Go
  • General Mills Restaurants
  • Golden Corral
  • Grand Floridian Resort
  • Green Hills Grilles
  • Hardee’s
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Johnson’s Barbeque
  • Magic Kingdom
  • McGuffey’s
  • Mother Butler Pies
  • Olive Garden
  • Perky’s & John Daly Pizza
  • PHresh Kitchen
  • Ponderosa
  • Prospect Pete’s
  • Quincy’s
  • Ray’s on the River
  • Rebounderz
  • Red Lobster
  • Sonny’s Bar-B-Q
  • Tavern on the Green International
  • Volume Services
  • Walt Disney World
  • Winchell’s Donuts
  • Zealthy

3) EXECUTIVE PERFORMANCE

a) REVENUE & PROFIT GROWTH:

  • Restaurant operations for 140 stores in 9 states, 40 franchisees & 6,000+ employees
  • Directed $350M budgets for six (6) divisions, franchising, debt workout & stock IPO stock reissue
  • 750% Sales Growth - created new revenue streams & led new store openings to market
  • Saved seven (7+) points ($3.5MM cash flow) deploying technology in COGS by reducing food waste & labor
  • Increased EBITDA 137% through cost reductions in COGS & controllable expenses
  • Arranged $110MM private equity LBO & financing for franchisor & seventeen (17) corporate locations
  • Long-range visionary; develop business plans, budgeting, reporting & strategic organizational goals
  • Created new products & multiple revenue streams
  • Developed strategies to optimize profitability, growth & quality with full P&L responsibility
  • Developed & implement sales strategies with closer mentality; overall operational brand execution

b) OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP:

  • Identify & develop teams in operations, finance, marketing, development, real estate, HR & technology
  • Directed development, capital projects, initiated site selection, designed prototypes & store remodels
  • Provide vision & judgment to organizations for risks/rewards of business systems & opportunities
  • Oversaw operations producing 50-200 units & large teams of contractors for commercial developments
  • Represent & promote organizational objectives at official functions as entity spokesperson
  • Recruit & develop strong results driven management teams & board members
  • Reported to Board creating collaboration with management & engaging Board to grow brands

c) FRANCHISING & BRAND MANAGEMENT:

  • Mentored firms on franchising restaurants, retail, service, real estate, cafés, massage companies, etc
  • Managed development, remodels, capital expenditures, unit re-sales & acquisitions for 1,250+ units
  • Improved franchisor systems, increased efficiencies, improved franchise relations & sales effectiveness
  • Designed units for optimal performance & scalability to be easily sold & increased master franchising
  • Coached & consulted franchisors how to strategically sequence, grow & remain regulatory compliant

d) FINANCE & CAPITAL STRUCTURES:

  • Arranged $43MM leveraged buy-out of Applebee’s of company portfolio – 15 units & territory
  • Coordinated equity partner real estate developments, resort hotels & restaurants, & theme parks
  • Created joint ventures & EB-5 funding for direct & indirect investment with regional centers
  • Raised capital including debt & equity under Regulation D guidelines for PPMs
  • Coordinated Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization eliminating $1.1B debt, & divesting nine (9) chains