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Bojangles Inc (BOJA.OQ)

BOJA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Kussell

58 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Clifton Rutledge

52 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

M. John Jordan

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Laura Roberts

34 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Compliance Officer

Jayson Romeo

2017 Vice President

Tommy Haddock

66 2011 Director

James Kibler

62 2016 Director

Steven Collins

48 2011 Independent Director

John Currie

61 2015 Independent Director

Robert Hull

52 2017 Independent Director

Starlette Johnson

54 2016 Independent Director

Mark Rowan

62 2017 Independent Director

Steven Tadler

57 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Kussell

Mr. William A. Kussell is the Non-Executive Chairman of the company. He has has served as non-executive chairman Since June 2016 and as a director of the Company and as an advisor to the Company since August 2011, and served as a director of Restaurants from August 2011 to April 2015. Since January 2010, Mr. Kussell has served as an operating partner of, and a consultant to, Advent International Corporation (“Advent”), a private equity firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. From January 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Kussell served as president and chief brand officer of Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. in Canton, Massachusetts. Prior to this, from March 2006 to January 2010, Mr. Kussell served as a member of the board of directors of Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. From November 2013 to June 2015, Mr. Kussell served as a member of the board of directors of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a specialty coffee and tea retailer and café. Mr. Kussell served as a member of the board of directors of Extended Stay America, a national hospitality business, from November 2010 to July 2016, and has served as a member of the board of directors of Modell’s Sporting Goods, a national sporting goods retailer, since November 2009. Our Board believes Mr. Kussell’s qualifications to lead us and to serve as a member of our Board include his familiarity with us and his deep understanding of restaurant and franchisor operations.

Clifton Rutledge

Mr. Clifton Rutledge is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as chief executive officer of Restaurants since January 2014 and as a director, president and chief executive officer of the Company and of Restaurants since February 2014. From August 2011 to January 2014, Mr. Rutledge served as chief operations officer and senior vice president of Whataburger Restaurants, LLC, a quick-service restaurant company based in San Antonio, Texas (“Whataburger”). Mr. Rutledge served as vice president of operations and training of Whataburger from July 2008 to September 2011, as group vice president of operations of Whataburger from January 2006 to June 2008 and as group director of franchisee operations of Whataburger from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Rutledge worked for KFC, a quick-service restaurant company, and TCBY, a manufacturer and retailer of dairy products including frozen yogurt and ice cream, in operational positions. Because of his extensive leadership experience in operational positions in the restaurant industry, we believe Mr. Rutledge is qualified to serve as our chief executive officer and president and as a director on our Board.

M. John Jordan

Mr. M. John Jordan is Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. He has served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of the Company since December 2014, as treasurer of the Company since April 2015, as vice president of the Company from September 2011 to December 2014, as a director of Restaurants since April 2015 and as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Restaurants since March 2009. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Jordan served as vice president and chief financial officer of Restaurants. Prior to this, Mr. Jordan served as vice president of The Parnell-Martin Companies LLC, a plumbing supply distribution company based in Charlotte, North Carolina from 2005 to 2006 and in various other roles, including treasurer and assistant secretary, from 1996 to 2004. Prior to this, Mr. Jordan worked with CSX Corporation and Coopers & Lybrand.

Laura Roberts

Ms. Laura Roberts is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Compliance Officer of the Company. In her new role, Roberts will oversee all legal aspects of the company, including corporate governance, franchising, real estate, compliance and regulatory affairs. She has a wealth of corporate legal experience and was instrumental in preparing Bojangles' for its initial public offering in 2015. Roberts began her legal career at Shearman & Sterling, LLP in New York, New York and later joined Baker Botts, LLP in Houston, Texas, where she advised clients on corporate governance, real estate and other general corporate matters. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Idaho State University. Roberts is admitted to practice law in the States of North Carolina, Texas and New York. She is also professionally affiliated with the Women's In-House Counsel Leadership Institute, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the International Franchise Association.

Jayson Romeo

Tommy Haddock

Mr. Tommy L. Haddock serves as Director of the Company, since August 2011. He has served as a director of the Company since August 2011 and served as director of Bojangles’ Restaurants, Inc. (a subsidiary of the Company) (“Restaurants”) from September 2007 to April 2015. Since 1979, Mr. Haddock has served as president and director of a franchisee of the Company, Tri-Arc Food Systems, Inc. (“Tri-Arc”), which currently owns and operates 51 franchised Bojangles’ restaurants. Our Board believes Mr. Haddock’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include his familiarity with us, his deep understanding of restaurant operations, and his significant franchisee experience.

James Kibler

Mr. James R. Kibler serves as Director of Bojangles', Inc.; He has served as a director since August 2011, served as non-executive chairman from February 2014 to June 2016, and served as a director of Restaurants from February 2014 to April 2015. From September 2007 to January 2014, Mr. Kibler served as chief executive officer, president and director of Bojangles’ Restaurants, Inc. From September 2011 to July 2013, he served as president of the Company, and from July 2013 to January 2014, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Company. From September 1996 to April 2011, Mr. Kibler served as president of Kibler-Mitchell Enterprises, Inc., a restaurant company in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Based on his extensive management experience in the casual dining and quick-service sectors, his familiarity with us, his deep understanding of restaurant operations, and his franchisee experience, we believe Mr. Kibler is well-qualified to serve on our Board.

Steven Collins

Mr. Steven J. Collins serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since August 2011 and served as a director of Restaurants from August 2011 to April 2015. Mr. Collins, a managing director of Advent, serves on the board of directors of lululemon athletica inc., an athletic apparel company (“lululemon”), Party City Holdco Inc., a vertically integrated supplier of decorated party goods, and Kirkland’s, Inc., a retailer of home décor and gifts (“Kirkland’s”) and on the board of directors of several privately held businesses. Mr. Collins also served on the board of directors of Five Below, Inc. from October 2010 until March 2016. Mr. Collins originally joined Advent in 1995. He left the company in 1997 and worked at Kirkland’s and then attended Harvard Business School, before rejoining Advent in 2000. Our Board believes Mr. Collins’ qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include his experience serving as a director of various companies and significant knowledge of the retail industry.

John Currie

Mr. John E. Currie is Indipendent Director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since April 2015. Mr. Currie served as the chief financial officer of lululemon, from January 2007 to January 2015. Prior to joining lululemon, Mr. Currie worked for Intrawest Corporation, a provider of destination resorts and leisure travel, from 1989 to 2006, including as chief financial officer from 2004 to 2006. Prior to joining Intrawest, Mr. Currie held senior financial positions within the BCE Group, a telecommunications service provider, and was a specialist in international taxation with a major accounting firm. Mr. Currie has served as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Aritzia, Inc., an innovative design house and fashion retailer of exclusive brands, since September 2016. Mr. Currie was a member of the board of directors of Hathor Exploration Limited, a junior resource exploration company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, from November 2006 to January 2012 and Coastal Contacts Inc., a contact lenses and eyeglasses retailer listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, from March 2012 to April 2014. Mr. Currie has been a member of the board of directors for the Vancouver Airport Authority, a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada airport, since November 2012 and is currently a member of the board of directors for Frank & Oak Inc., a menswear retailer and subscription service. Mr. Currie is a chartered professional accountant, and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. Our Board believes Mr. Currie’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include his extensive experience as an executive and a director with various public companies.

Robert Hull

Mr. Robert F. Hull Jr. is Independent Director of the company. He is currently the CEO and Founder of Integrity Strategic Solutions, an advisory services company. From 2003 to 2017, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Mr. Hull joined Lowe’s in 1999 as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and has more than 25 years of financial expertise, including deep knowledge and experience with financial statement analysis, tax matters, supply chain efficiencies and investor relations. Mr. Hull has served on the board of directors of SPX FLOW, Inc. since its spin-off from SPX Corporation in 2015 and became Chairman in May 2017. Prior to that he served on the board of directors of SPX Corporation, beginning in August 2014. Mr. Hull was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 2005 to 2015. Mr. Hull received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Starlette Johnson

Ms. Starlette B. Johnson is Independent Director of the company. She has served as a director of the Company since March 2016. Since August 2012, Ms. Johnson has served as president of SBJ Advisory Group, LLC, a consulting company in Dallas, Texas working with private equity companies, industry service providers, and emerging brands. From October 2015 to October 2016, Ms. Johnson served as the president and chief executive officer of Twin Restaurant Holdings, LLC, parent company to the Twin Peaks restaurant chain. From November 2011 to May 2012, Ms. Johnson served as a search consultant of Spencer Stuart, a global executive search and leadership consulting firm in Dallas, Texas. From September 2010 to November 2011, Ms. Johnson served as an independent consultant to various companies in Dallas, Texas. From June 2006 to September 2010, Ms. Johnson served as the president and chief operating officer of Dave & Buster’s, Inc., an owner and opetor of dining and entertainment venues. Ms. Johnson serves as a member of the board of directors and audit committee, and is the chair of the nominating/corporate governance committee, for Chuy’s Holdings, Inc., a full-service casual Mexican chain. Since August 2012, Ms. Johnson has served as a member of the board of directors for Front Burner Restaurant Holdings, the parent company of Twin Restaurant Holdings. She also serves on the board of directors of privately-held SusieCakes, a classic desserts bakery based in Southern California. From May 2008 through November 2013, Ms. Johnson served as a member of the board of directors and audit committee and was the chair of the nominating/governance committee, of Tuesday Morning Corporation, a national closeout retailer. Our Board believes Ms. Johnson’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include her deep understanding of the restaurant and retail industries, as well as extensive experience as an executive and a director with various public companies.

Mark Rowan

Mr. Mark A. Rowan serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since April 2017. Mr. Rowan has served as Chief People Officer of Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, an operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, since October 2012. Mr. Rowan has also served as President of RMM Hospitality Services, LLC, an operator of restaurants and special event venues in East Tennessee, since October 2004. Our Board believes Mr. Rowan’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include his extensive experience as an executive and significant knowledge of the retail industry.

Steven Tadler

Mr. Steven M. Tadler is an Independent Director of the Company, He has served as a director of the Company since August 2011 and served as a director of Restaurants from August 2011 to April 2015. Since 1993, Mr. Tadler has served as a managing partner of Advent. Mr. Tadler has also served as a member of the board of directors of Advent, since 2003, as a member of the board of directors of TransUnion Corp., an information and risk management solutions company, since April 2012, and as a member of the board of directors of wTe Corporation, a metals and plastics recycling company, since 1989. Prior to this, Mr. Tadler served as a member of the board of directors of Skillsoft, a software-as-a-service company, from May 2010 to March 2014, and Dufry AG, a travel retail company, from May 2010 to April 2013. Our Board believes Mr. Tadler’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board include his experience as an investor in and significant knowledge of the retail industry.