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BJ's Restaurants Inc (BJRI.OQ)

BJRI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerald Deitchle

67 2013 Chairman of the Board

Gregory Levin

51 2018 President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Gregory Trojan

59 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Mayer

49 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Kendra Miller

44 2019 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Lon Ledwith

61 2015 Executive Vice President - Operations

Gregory Lynds

57 2007 Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer

Brian Krakower

48 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Peter Bassi

69 Lead Independent Director

James Dal Pozzo

60 2001 Director

Lawrence Bouts

70 2004 Independent Director

Noah Elbogen

36 2014 Independent Director

Lea Anne Ottinger

60 2010 Independent Director

Janet Sherlock

53 2019 Independent Director

Patrick Walsh

43 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gerald Deitchle

Mr. Gerald W. Deitchle is the Chairman of the Board of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2004 and has served as our Chairman of the Board since June 2008. He served as our President from February 2005 until December 2012 and as our Chief Executive Officer from February 2005 until his retirement in February 2013. From April 2004 to January 2005, Mr. Deitchle served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Fired Up, Inc., which previously owned, operated and franchised the Johnny Carino’s Italian restaurant concept. From 1995 to 2004, he was a member of the executive management team at The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, a publicly-held operator of upscale casual dining restaurants, with his last position as corporate President. From 1984 to 1995, he was employed by the parent company of Long John Silver’s Restaurants, Inc., with his last position as Executive Vice President. Mr. Deitchle currently serves as a consultant to us and as a part-time advisor to privately-held businesses. Mr. Deitchle previously served on the Board of Directors of The One Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) and Fogo de Chao, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOGO), an operator of Brazilian-style steakhouses. With eight years of prior experience as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as our Chairman since June 2008, in addition to over 35 years of executive and financial management experience with large, national restaurant and retail companies, both privately-held and publicly-held, the Board believes Mr. Deitchle has the experience necessary to help guide the development of our strategic positioning and expansion plans.

Gregory Levin

Mr. Gregory S. Levin is the President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of BJ's Restaurants, Inc., effective January 1, 2018. He has served as our President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since January 2018. He previously served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from June 2008 to December 2017, as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2007 to May 2008, and as Chief Financial Officer from September 2005 to September 2007. From February 2004 to August 2005, Mr. Levin served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of SB Restaurant Company, a privately held company that operated the Elephant Bar Restaurants. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Levin was employed by California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., operator and licensor of casual dining restaurants, with his last position as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Earlier in his career, he served as an audit manager with Ernst & Young LLP.

Gregory Trojan

Mr. Gregory A. Trojan is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of BJ's Restaurants, Inc., He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2013, and as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2012. He served as our President from December 2012 until January 2018. Prior to joining us, Mr. Trojan was employed by Guitar Center, Inc., a leading retailer of musical instrument products, where he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director from November 2010 to November 2012 and as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director from October 2007 to November 2010. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Trojan served as Chief Executive Officer of House of Blues Entertainment, Inc., an operator of restaurant and music venues, concerts and media properties, having served as President from 1996 to 1998. Prior to that, he held various positions with PepsiCo, Inc. from 1990 to 1996, including service as Chief Executive Officer of California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., when it was owned by PepsiCo. Earlier in his career, Mr. Trojan was a consultant at Bain & Company, the Wharton Small Business Development Center and Arthur Andersen & Company. Mr. Trojan served on the Board of Directors of Oakley, Inc. from June 2005 to November 2007 and Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) from March 2010 to November 2017.

Kevin Mayer

Mr. Kevin E. Mayer is an Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of BJ'S Restaurants, Inc. He has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since July 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mayer was employed by Volkswagen of America, the U.S. subsidiary of the second largest global auto brand, Volkswagen AG, where he served as Vice President of Marketing from June 2012 to December 2013. From October 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Mayer was employed by General Motors and served as their Director of Global Advertising and Promotions for Chevrolet. Prior to that, Mr. Mayer served as the Director of Marketing Communications for Subaru of America from March 2007 to October 2010. Early in his career, Mr. Mayer served in a variety of agency and client-side leadership roles, such as Grey Advertising.

Kendra Miller

Ms. Kendra D. Miller is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Ms. Miller has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since January 2019. Ms. Miller previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from March 2011 to December 2018. From August 2008 to February 2011, Ms. Miller practiced law as a partner at the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP in Irvine, California. From January 2001 to August 2008, she was employed by Carlton, DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, where she became a partner in January 2008. From September 1999 to December 2000, she practiced law at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in Los Angeles, California. In her private practice, she litigated on behalf of and counseled numerous restaurant chains on employment law and business matters.

Lon Ledwith

Mr. Lon F. Ledwith is an Executive Vice President - Operations of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Ledwith has served as our Executive Vice President of Operations since April 2015. Prior to this responsibility, he served as our Senior Vice President of Operations Talent Development from January 2010 to March 2015, as our Senior Vice President of Restaurant Operations from April 2006 to December 2009, and as Vice President of Operations from February 2004 to March 2006. From July 1981 to November 2003, Mr. Ledwith was employed by Brinker International, Inc., where his last position was Regional Vice President of the Chili’s Grill & Bar concept.

Gregory Lynds

Mr. Gregory S. Lynds is an Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. He has served as our Chief Development Officer since July 2003 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in October 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lynds served as a Director of Real Estate for Darden Restaurants, Inc., the largest casual dining company in America. Prior to joining Darden, Mr. Lynds served as Vice President of Real Estate and Development for Wilshire Restaurant Group (Marie Callender’s and East Side Mario’s) and was a partner responsible for expanding the Mimi’s Café brand.

Brian Krakower

Mr. Brian S. Krakower is the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Krakower has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since February 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Krakower served as Chief Technology Officer for Restaurant Revolution Technologies, a restaurant order management technology solutions company. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Krakower was employed by California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., operator and licensor of casual dining restaurants, where his last position was Vice President of Information Technology. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Krakower served as Senior Director of Information Technology - Corporate Systems for The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, a publicly held operator of upscale casual dining restaurants. Prior to that, Mr. Krakower was employed by House of Blues Entertainment, Inc., an operator of restaurant and music venues, concerts and media properties, where he served as its Senior Director of Information Systems & Technology from 1997 to 2003.

Peter Bassi

Mr. Peter A. Bassi is the Lead Independent Director of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since September 2004 and currently serves as our Lead Independent Director. Mr. Bassi retired in 2005 as Chairman of Yum! Restaurants International (also known as “YRI”). YRI is the International Division of Yum! Brands, Inc. (“Yum!”), which operates and franchises Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC Restaurants. Mr. Bassi led YRI from June 1997 to 2005. Prior to this assignment, he was in charge of YRI’s Asian business. Yum! was created in 1997 in a spin-off from PepsiCo, Inc. Mr. Bassi joined PepsiCo in 1972 in the Pepsi-Cola Company division. During his long tenure at PepsiCo, Mr. Bassi served in various assignments at Pepsi-Cola International, Pizza Hut (U.S. and International), Frito-Lay, and Taco Bell. Mr. Bassi currently serves as a director for publicly-held Potbelly Sandwich Works (NASDAQ: PBPB), publicly-held Yum China (NASDAQ: YUMC), and Mekong Capital, a Vietnamese private equity firm. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Bassi also served on the board of publicly-held The Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) and from 2013 to 2015, he served on the board of publicly-held AmRest Holdings SE (WSE: EAT), which is based in Poland. Mr. Bassi brings uniquely-suited management experience to the Board as well as extensive marketing knowledge and expertise from his almost 40 years in the food and beverage industry.

James Dal Pozzo

Mr. James A. Dal Pozzo is the Director of the BJ's Restaurants, Inc., since January 26, 2001. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2001. Since January 2018, Mr. Dal Pozzo has served as Chairman of the Board of The Jacmar Companies. Mr. Dal Pozzo served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Jacmar Companies from January 2013 to December 2017, as the President of The Jacmar Companies from 1993 to January 2013, and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The Jacmar Companies from 1987 to 1992. Prior to working for The Jacmar Companies, Mr. Dal Pozzo served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Ojai Ranch and Investment Company in 1992. Mr. Dal Pozzo is a Certified Public Accountant and was with Peat Marwick from 1981 to 1987, where he specialized in the restaurant, distribution, retail and manufacturing industries. Mr. Dal Pozzo’s experience as the Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer of a holding company with interests in foodservice distribution, restaurants and real estate development provides him with extensive knowledge of the food distribution, supply chain operations and restaurant industries. Mr. Dal Pozzo also has experience in risk management in food distribution and supply chain expertise. Mr. Dal Pozzo is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Lawrence Bouts

Mr. Lawrence D. Bouts is an Independent Director of BJ's Restaurants, Inc., since April 2004. Mr. Bouts has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2004. Mr. Bouts currently serves as an investor and advisor to several early-stage companies in various industry segments, including technology, energy and consumer-oriented businesses. Previously, Mr. Bouts served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags Theme Parks while a private company. Prior to that, he led the launch of the Toys “R” Us international expansion throughout Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia as President of the International Division, successfully developing a profitable multi-billion dollar offshore retail brand in over 25 countries. Mr. Bouts spent 13 years at PepsiCo, Inc. where he held various planning and finance positions, including Chief Financial Officer of two of PepsiCo’s operating divisions. Mr. Bouts has extensive management and financial experience as a former senior executive of large consumer-discretionary segment companies, including Six Flags Theme Parks and the International Division of Toys “R” Us. Mr. Bouts also has significant financial experience which qualifies him as an audit committee financial expert under applicable rules of the SEC.

Noah Elbogen

Mr. Noah A. Elbogen is an Independent Director of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Elbogen has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2014. Mr. Elbogen currently serves as a Partner at Act III Holdings, LLC, a Boston-based investment fund . Mr. Elbogen has also served as Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of Misada Capital Group LLC, a New-Jersey based investment manager, which he founded in August 2016. From July 2011 to July 2016, 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. 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 currently serves as a director for publicly-held Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH). Mr. Elbogen has significant investment, financial and operations experience from his 15 years as an institutional investor and research analyst, and has experience as an operator in the restaurant industry, all of which make him qualified to serve as a director.

Lea Anne Ottinger

Ms. Lea Anne S. Ottinger is an Independent Director of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. She has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2010. In 1998, Ms. Ottinger founded LMR Advisors, where she serves as a strategic business consultant supporting growth-oriented businesses primarily in the consumer/retail sector. Building upon her career in private equity (as a Vice President of Berkshire Partners, and its predecessor, Thomas H. Lee Company), her focus is on mergers & acquisitions and monetization strategies that enhance business expansion and realization of stakeholder financial objectives. From 1990 to 1998, Ms. Ottinger was a franchise owner and operator of several of The Body ShopTM skin and hair care stores, and served as a national representative to the Franchisee Board. From 2000 to 2018, she served on the Board of Directors of Savers, Inc., the largest for-profit thrift store retailer in the world. From June 2004 until its acquisition in March 2010, she served on the Board of Directors of Bare Escentuals, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: BARE), one of the leading cosmetic companies in the United States. Ms. Ottinger has significant investment and financial expertise from her many years as a principal in private equity and as a strategic business advisor specializing in mergers and acquisitions, all of which has benefited the Board. She has been involved in the acquisition, sale, advisory role, or operations of over 20 companies, with an emphasis on growth-oriented businesses in the consumer/retail sector. She also has prior experience as a public company director with experience in governance, Board oversight, strategic planning, and audit functions.

Janet Sherlock

Ms. Janet M. Sherlock is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sherlock has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2019. Ms. Sherlock currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global leader in the marketing, design, and distribution of apparel, fragrance, accessories, and home products. From January 2010 to July 2017, Ms. Sherlock was the Chief Information Officer at Carter’s, Inc., a global manufacturer and retailer of baby and children’s apparel and accessories. Prior to that, Ms. Sherlock led the Digital and Omni-Channel practice at Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm, from October 2008 to December 2009. Ms. Sherlock has also held various business and technology leadership roles at Calico Corners/Everfast, Inc., Guess?, Inc., BP and ExxonMobil from 1998 to 2008. Ms. Sherlock has significant management and technology experience as an executive for some of the world’s best known consumer brands, including Ralph Lauren and Carter’s. Her experience developing breakthrough growth strategies for these brands coupled with her extensive technology background will be of considerable value as we continue to invest in our digital platform and technology capabilities.

Patrick Walsh

Mr. Patrick D. Walsh is an Independent Director of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Walsh has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2014. Since September 2016, Mr. Wash has served as Chief Executive Officer of Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLUB), an owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Mr. Walsh has served as a director of Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. since March 2015, and served as Executive Chairman from June 2015 to August 2016. Mr. Walsh has also served as the Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of PW Partners, LLC, the general partner of PW Partners Master Fund LP (“PW Master Fund”), and PW Partners Atlas Funds, LLC, the general partner of PW Partners Atlas Fund II LP (“Atlas Fund II”) and PW Partners Atlas Fund LP (“Atlas Fund I”) since August 2012. In addition, since September 2012, Mr. Walsh has served as Managing Member of PW Partners Capital Management LLC, the management company with respect to each of Atlas Fund I, Atlas Fund II and PW Master Fund. From December 2011 to August 2012, Mr. Walsh was Managing Partner of PWK Partners, LLC, a value-oriented, private investment firm. From September 2011 to December 2011, Mr. Walsh engaged in activities relating to the formation of PWK Partners, LLC and its affiliated funds. From March 2008 to September 2011, Mr. Walsh served as partner at Oak Street Capital Management, LLC, a long-short, value-oriented, private investment management firm. From August 2004 to February 2008, Mr. Walsh was Vice President at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. Mr. Walsh currently serves on the Board of Directors of Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE), an owner, operator and franchisor of barbecue restaurants, and on the Board of Directors of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO). Mr. Walsh is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gerald Deitchle

197,522

Gregory Levin

1,280,460

Gregory Trojan

3,654,540

Kevin Mayer

859,570

Kendra Miller

597,963

Lon Ledwith

767,176

Gregory Lynds

874,919

Brian Krakower

544,295

Peter Bassi

206,522

James Dal Pozzo

160,022

Lawrence Bouts

180,022

Noah Elbogen

172,522

Lea Anne Ottinger

172,022

Janet Sherlock

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Patrick Walsh

176,522
As Of  1 Jan 2019

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Gerald Deitchle

300,000 2,690,750

Gregory Levin

46,340 1,569,190

Gregory Trojan

317,324 7,672,020

Kevin Mayer

6,922 249,660

Kendra Miller

0 0

Lon Ledwith

89,414 1,907,533

Gregory Lynds

29,999 1,192,880

Brian Krakower

0 0

Peter Bassi

0 0

James Dal Pozzo

0 0

Lawrence Bouts

0 0

Noah Elbogen

0 0

Lea Anne Ottinger

0 0

Janet Sherlock

0 0

Patrick Walsh

0 0