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Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (FRGI.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stacey Rauch

61 2017 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Richard Stockinger

60 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Cheri Kinder

51 2019 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Charles Locke

51 2017 President - Taco Cabana

Louis Dipietro

47 2018 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Anthony Dinkins

52 2017 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Ryan Nowlin

2017 Chief Information Officer

Nicholas Daraviras

45 2011 Independent Director

Stephen Elker

68 2012 Independent Director

Brian Friedman

63 2011 Independent Director

Sherrill Kaplan

41 2018 Independent Director

Nicholas Shepherd

60 2017 Independent Director

Paul Twohig

65 2017 Independent Director

Raphael Gross

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Stacey Rauch

Ms. Stacey S.Rauch is the Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. Ms. Rauch is a Director (Senior Partner) Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, Inc. from which she retired in September 2010. Ms. Rauch was a leader in McKinsey’s Retail and Consumer Goods Practices, served as the head of the North American Retail and Apparel Practice, and acted as the Global Retail Practice Convener. A 24-year veteran of McKinsey, Ms. Rauch led engagements for a wide range of retailers, apparel wholesalers, and consumer goods manufacturers in the United States and internationally. Ms. Rauch is also a non-Executive director of Land Securities Group, PLC, the UK’s largest commercial property company, where she sits on its Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees, Ascena Retail Group, Inc., a leading national women’s and girls’ specialty apparel retailer, where she sits on the Audit Committee and chairs the Leadership and Corporate Governance Committee, and Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., the premier provider of senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, where she sits on the Audit and Finance Committee. Previously, Ms. Rauch served on the board of directors of CEB, Inc. a leading member-based advisory company, Ann, Inc., a women’s specialty apparel retailer, and, Tops Holding Corporation, the parent company of Tops Markets LLC, a US grocery retailer.

Richard Stockinger

Mr. Richard C. Stockinger is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. Mr. Stockinger has served as a director of Fiesta Restaurant Group since April 2017, and has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Fiesta Restaurant Group since February 2017. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Benihana, Inc. (“Benihana”) from 2009 until 2014, as a member of the Board of Directors of Benihana from 2008 until 2014, as a member of the Audit Committee of Benihana from 2008 until 2009, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Benihana from 2010 until 2012. Mr. Stockinger has significant experience in successful strategic turnarounds and shareholder value creation. During his tenure as President and CEO of Benihana, the stock of Benihana rose from $1.88 per share to $16.30 per share over a period of three years. Prior to joining Benihana, Mr. Stockinger spent more than two decades at The Patina Restaurant Group, LLC in New York and its predecessor, Restaurant Associates, Inc. (“RA”), during which time he served in various senior executive capacities, including as President from 2003 until 2008 and as a director from 1998 until 2006. In addition to his roles at Patina and RA, Mr. Stockinger was involved in the turnaround of several other successful restaurant companies including Au Bon Pain, California Pizza Kitchen, Acapulco Restaurants, El Torito Restaurants, Smith & Wollensky and Chevy’s. Most recently, Mr. Stockinger served as a consultant to Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., a private equity firm, from 2014 until 2017, and Not Your Average Joes, a private restaurant company where Mr. Stockinger also serves as a member of its board of directors.

Cheri Kinder

Ms. Cheri Kinder is Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Ms. Cheri Kinder has been Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Fiesta Restaurant Group since January 25, 2019 upon the effective date of Lynn Schweinfurth’s resignation as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Ms. Kinder, has also served as the Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Fiesta Restaurant Group since 2016 and previously served as the Director of External Reporting of Fiesta Restaurant Group from 2013 to 2016.

Charles Locke

Mr. Charles E. Locke is the President of Taco Cabana of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc, since October 16, 2017. From August 2008 to October 2017, Mr. Locke served as Chief Operating Officer of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Locke served as an area developer for Family Sports Concepts, Inc. and grew its Beef O’Brady’s sports-themed concept through franchisees. Mr. Locke started his career at S&A Restaurant Group serving in various leadership roles in connection with its Bennigan’s restaurant brand.

Louis Dipietro

Mr. Louis Dipietro is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. DiPietro served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Panera Bread Company (“Panera”) from November 2014 until October 2018. Prior to serving as General Counsel, Mr. DiPietro served as VP, Deputy General Counsel from January 2008 to November 2014. During Mr. DiPietro’s 12-year career at Panera, he held several roles of increasing responsibility in the legal department.

Anthony Dinkins

Mr. Anthony Dinkins is the Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. Mr. Dinkins has served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Fiesta Restaurant Group since September 2017. From May 2015 to June 2017, Mr. Dinkins served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Cable & Wireless Communications (“C&W”). Prior to joining C&W, Mr. Dinkins held a number of senior human resources positions for well-known companies such as Carnival Corporation from 2012 to 2015, Citrix Systems, Inc. from 2006 to 2012, Avaya and Lucent Technologies, Inc. from 1996 to 2006.

Ryan Nowlin

Mr. Ryan Nowlin is the Chief Information Officer of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. Mr. Nowlin has served as Chief Information Officer since December 2017, and has served in an IT capacity at Fiesta since 2012. Mr. Nowlin has been instrumental in the successful development and execution of a number of IT and technology initiatives, and is responsible for all strategic information systems and technology. Mr. Nowlin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Phoenix in 2004 and earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University in 2006.

Nicholas Daraviras

Mr. Nicholas Daraviras is an Independent Director of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., since April 2011. Mr. Daraviras has been a Managing Director of Jefferies Financial Group f/k/a Leucadia National Corporation (“Jefferies”) since 2014. From 1996 through 2014, Mr. Daraviras was employed with Jefferies Capital Partners LLC (“Jefferies Capital Partners”) or its predecessors. He serves on several boards of directors of private portfolio companies of Jefferies and he is also an officer of certain Jefferies related entities.

Stephen Elker

Mr. Stephen P. Elker is an Independent Director of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., since May 7, 2012. Until 2009, Mr. Elker spent over 36 years with KPMG LLP, the U.S. member firm of KPMG International, beginning in its Washington D.C. office, and then with offices in Rochester, New York and Orlando, Florida. In 1999, Mr. Elker was appointed as managing partner of the Orlando office and served as partner in charge of the Florida business tax practice from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Elker also served as a member of the Nominating Committee and Strategy Committee of KPMG. During his career with KPMG, Mr. Elker led engagements for several hospitality and retail clients including large, multi-unit restaurant companies. Mr. Elker is a certified public accountant and recently served as an independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CNL Growth Properties, Inc., a public, non-traded real estate investment trust. Mr. Elker also serves on the board of directors of a privately held company in the payments industry.

Brian Friedman

Mr. Brian P. Friedman is an Independent Director of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., since April 2011. Mr. Friedman has been the President and a director of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. f/k/a Leucadia National Corporation, which owns 3,786,621 shares or 13.9% of our common stock as of March 4, 2019) since March 1, 2013, a director and executive officer of Jefferies Group LLC since July 2005, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Jefferies LLC since 2002 and President of Jefferies Capital Partners LLC and its predecessors since 1997. Mr. Friedman was previously employed by Furman Selz LLC and its successors, including serving as Head of Investment Banking and a member of its Management and Operating Committees. Prior to his 17 years with Furman Selz and its successors, Mr. Friedman was an attorney with the law firm of Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz. Mr. Friedman serves on boards of directors/managers of Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s and Jefferies Capital Partners LLC’s private subsidiaries and investee companies. Mr. Friedman has also served on the board of HomeFed Corporation (majority-owned by Jefferies Financial Group Inc.) since April 2014 and Epic Gas Ltd. since December 2012.

Sherrill Kaplan

Ms. Sherrill Kaplan is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kaplan has served as the Head of Marketing and Sales at Zipcar, Inc. (“Zipcar”), a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc., since August 2018. Ms. Kaplan also served as Vice President, Digital Marketing and Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (“Dunkin’ Brands”) from 2011 to 2018. Ms. Kaplan has also served as a member of the Consumer Advisory Board of American Express Company since March 2015.

Nicholas Shepherd

Mr. Nicholas P. Shepherd is an Independent Director of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. Mr. Shepherd served as Chief Executive Officer and President of TGI Friday’s, Inc. (formerly known as Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc.) from 2009 until 2015. From 2008 until 2009, Mr. Shepherd served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sagittarius Brands, Inc., a private restaurant holding company, which owned and operated the Del Taco and Captain D’s restaurant brands. From 1995 until 2007, Mr. Shepherd served in several capacities at Blockbuster, Inc., including serving as Chief Operating Officer during 2007, President of Blockbuster North American from 2004 to 2007, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer from 2001 until 2004, Senior Vice President International from 1998 until 2001 and Vice President and General Manager from 1995 until 1999. Mr. Shepherd currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

Paul Twohig

Mr. Paul E. Twohig is an Independent Director of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. Mr. Twohig is a global retail and food service senior executive with demonstrated success leading some of the world’s most prominent brands. In October 2018, Mr. Twohig was appointed as the President of MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”) after previously serving as Chief Operating Officer of MOD Pizza from July 2017 until October 2018. From 2009 until 2017, Mr. Twohig served as President of Dunkin Donuts, U.S. and Canada. He was a member of the senior executive team that completed Dunkin Donuts’ initial public offering in 2011. Previously, Mr. Twohig held several senior executive roles with Starbucks Corporation, including Vice President and General Manager, U.K., and Senior Vice President, Eastern Division. Additionally, Mr. Twohig served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Panera Bread Company. His governance experience includes serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Dentistry for Children from 2011 to 2014, and for Solantic Urgent Care, Inc. from 2007 to 2011.

Raphael Gross

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