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Fogo De Chao Inc (FOGO.OQ)

FOGO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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15 Dec 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George McGowan

49 2013 President

Lawrence Johnson

62 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Anthony Laday

48 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Eulila Oliveira

57 2006 Chief Operating Officer

Stacy Murray

42 2017 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President - Accounting, Controller

Albert McGrath

57 2014 General Counsel

Todd Abbrecht

48 2014 Director

Douglas Pendergast

47 2014 Director

Jeff Swenson

39 2012 Director

Gerald Deitchle

65 2015 Independent Director

Douglas Haber

33 2012 Independent Director

Neil Moses

56 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George McGowan

Mr. George B. McGowan serves as President of the Company, since 2013. Mr. McGowan has 33 years of experience in the restaurant industry including more than 10 years with Brinker International. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Macaroni Grill from 2010 to 2013 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterloo Restaurants from 2002 to 2010. Waterloo Restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March 2012. With his prior experience, we believe Mr. McGowan brings a broad range of operational knowledge and perspective to the company. Mr. McGowan holds a B.S. in Hotel Restaurant Management from the University of North Texas and a Graduate Certificate in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

Lawrence Johnson

Mr. Lawrence J. Johnson serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2007 and has been a member of our board of directors since 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson was a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he was employed since 1978. Mr. Johnson has a B.A. from Arizona State University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Johnson also serves as a member of our board of directors. Based on his extensive industry and management experience, his tenure with our company and familiarity with us and his deep understanding of restaurant operations, Mr. Johnson is well-qualified to lead us and to serve on our board.

Anthony Laday

Mr. Anthony D. Laday serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, since April 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Laday served as Vice-President-Finance, Treasurer and Investor Relations of Brinker International from 2010 to 2013 where he previously was Senior Director-Financial Planning and Analysis from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Laday holds a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Eulila Oliveira

Mrs. Selma Oliveira serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, since 2006. Prior to that, she held the positions of Director of Operations and General Manager for us. She previously worked for the Marriott Corporation from 1986 to 1998 holding a number of managerial positions. Mrs. Oliveira holds a degree in education from the Mackenzie Institute in São Paulo, Brazil.

Stacy Murray

Ms. Stacy A. Murray is Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President - Accounting, Controller of the Company. Ms. Murray, joined the Company in November 2016 as the Company’s Vice President-Accounting and Controller. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Murray served as Chief Accounting Officer of Azure Midstream Holdings LLC and Azure Midstream Partners, LP from November 2013 to October 2016. Previously, Ms. Murray was the Controller of TGGT Holdings LLC (the predecessor company to Azure Midstream) from October 2011. Prior to October 2011, Ms. Murray served as Senior Finance Manager for Lineage Power Holdings from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Murray has a M.S. and B.A. from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Albert McGrath

Mr. Albert G. McGrath serves as General Counsel of the Company, since October 2014. Prior to that, Mr. McGrath was a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, from April 2000. Mr. McGrath holds a B.A. from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

Todd Abbrecht

Mr. Todd M. Abbrecht serves as Director of the Company. He has been a member of our board of directors since May 2014. Mr. Abbrecht is a Managing Director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, which he joined in 1992. Mr. Abbrecht is currently a director of Aramark Corporation, Curo Health Services, Intermedix Corporation, inVentiv Health, Inc. and Party City. His prior directorships include Affordable Residential Communities, Inc., Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., Michael Foods, Inc., National Waterworks, Inc., and Warner Chilcott plc. Mr. Abbrecht holds a B.S.E. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Abbrecht was nominated to serve on our board of directors by Thomas H. Lee Partners in accordance with the Stockholders Agreement. Because of his strong background in banking and finance, his many years of experience overseeing our company and other corporations and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Abbrecht is well-qualified to serve on our board.

Douglas Pendergast

Mr. Douglas R. Pendergast is Director of the Company. He has been a member of our board of directors since December 2014. Since January 2015, Mr. Pendergast has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiznos. Mr. Pendergast served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Krystal Company, Inc. from April 2012 to September 2014. He previously served as the Chief Development and Franchise Officer of CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. from November 2010 to March 2012 and as Chief Franchise Officer of Church’s Chicken from February 2005 to March 2010. He is currently a board member at Quiznos and was previously a board member at Love’s Travel Stops. Mr. Pendergast holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Because of his strong background in the restaurant industry, his years of experience overseeing similar corporations and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Pendergast is well-qualified to serve on our board.

Jeff Swenson

Mr. Jeff T. Swenson serves as Director of the Company. He has been a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Mr. Swenson is a Managing Director at Thomas H. Lee Partners, which he joined in 2004. Prior to joining Thomas H. Lee Partners, Mr. Swenson worked in the private equity group at Bain Capital, LLC. Mr. Swenson also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Swenson is currently a director of 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc., CTI Foods and Phillips Pet Food & Supplies. He was previously a director of Acosta Sales and Marketing, GrubHub Seamless Holdings Corporation, Intermedix Corporation, West Corporation and a board observer at Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. Mr. Swenson holds a B.A., with honors, in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Swenson was nominated to serve on our board of directors by Thomas H. Lee Partners in accordance with the Stockholders Agreement. Because of his strong background in banking and finance, his many years of experience overseeing our company and other corporations and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Swenson is well-qualified to serve on our board.

Gerald Deitchle

Mr. Gerald W. Deitchle serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of our board of directors since January 2015. Mr. Deitchle has served on the board of directors of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. since November 2004 and as its Chairman of the Board since June 2008. He served as President of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. from February 2005 until December 2012 and as its 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., a privately held company that owns, operates and franchises 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. Mr. Deitchle currently serves as a consultant to BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. and as a part-time advisor to privately held businesses. Mr. Deitchle holds a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio and also holds an active C.P.A. license in Texas. Because of his strong background in the restaurant industry, his years of experience overseeing similar corporations and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Deitchle is well-qualified to serve on our board.

Douglas Haber

Mr. Douglas A. Haber is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Mr. Haber is a Principal at Thomas H. Lee Partners, which he joined in 2006. Prior to joining Thomas H. Lee Partners, Mr. Haber worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Investment Banking Division’s Industrials and Natural Resources Group. Mr. Haber is currently a director of 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. Mr. Haber holds a B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics and History from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Haber was nominated to serve on our board of directors by Thomas H. Lee Partners in accordance with the Stockholders Agreement. Because of his strong background in banking and finance, his years of experience overseeing our company and other corporations and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Haber is well-qualified to serve on our board.

Neil Moses

Mr. Neil Moses serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of our board of directors since November 2013. Mr. Moses has served as EnerNOC, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer since April 2014, its Chief Financial Officer since April 2013 and its Treasurer since August 2013. From June 2012 until March 2013, Mr. Moses served as the Chief Global Strategy Officer of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., a franchisor of quick service restaurants. From November 2010 until June 2012, Mr. Moses served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. From 2003 until November 2010, Mr. Moses served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Parametric Technology Corporation, a software company. Mr. Moses holds a B.A. in Psychology from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Because of his strong background in the restaurant industry, his years of experience in finance and his knowledge of management and strategy, Mr. Moses is well-qualified to serve on our board.