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Diversified Restaurant Holdings Inc (SAUC.OQ)

SAUC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Ansley

44 2016 Chairman of the Board

David Burke

44 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Phyllis Knight

53 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Jason Curtis

33 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Secretary

David Ligotti

57 2006 Director

Jay Dusenberry

42 2013 Independent Director

Philip Friedman

2011 Independent Director

Joseph Nowicki

55 2010 Independent Director

Gregory Stevens

44 2006 Independent Director

Sheryl Freeman

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Ansley

Mr. Thomas Michael Ansley serves as Chairman of the Board of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. He was President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Ansley serves in similar roles for our wholly-owned subsidiaries AMC Group, Inc., AMC Wings, Inc., AMC Burgers, Inc. and AMC Real Estate, Inc. The Company’s roots can be traced back to 1999 when Mr. Ansley opened his first Buffalo Wild Wings (“BWW”) franchise in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mr. Ansley received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Dayton and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Restaurant Association and Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. We believe Mr. Ansley is qualified to serve as a director of the Company due to his extensive experience in restaurant management, operations, and development as well as his demonstrated business leadership abilities and long history with the Company as its founder.

David Burke

Mr. David Gregory Burke serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Burke has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since March 22, 2010, and during that time has demonstrated the breadth of his financial expertise and business acumen and has proven his strong leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of the restaurant industry. Mr. Burke has also been a member of the Board since the Company’s inception. Mr. Burke previously served as Secretary, a member of the Audit Committee, and as Audit Committee Chairman. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Burke was employed by Federal-Mogul Corporation, a leading global supplier of powertrain and safety technologies serving the world's foremost original equipment manufacturers and the worldwide aftermarket, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in finance, marketing, and corporate development. Mr. Burke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Michigan — Ross School of Business.

Phyllis Knight

Ms. Phyllis A. Knight serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. She has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Knight served as Chief Financial Officer of Polar Corporation, one of North America’s largest tank trailer manufacturing, service and parts organizations since 2014. Ms. Knight served as EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Champion Enterprises, Inc., a leading manufacturer and retailer of manufactured and modular homes with operations throughout North America and the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2013. Ms. Knight earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Michigan State University.

Jason Curtis

Mr. Jason T. Curtis is Chief Operating Officer, Secretary of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. Beginning in 2000, Mr. Curtis worked in positions of increasing responsibility in the restaurant industry, starting at the ground level in the kitchen of a BWW restaurant that is now owned by the Company. In 2002, he became Chief Operating Officer of AMC Group, LLC, the predecessor to AMC Group, Inc. AMC Group, Inc. is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRH. Mr. Curtis plays an integral role in identifying and developing unit-level management and multi-unit supervisors to address our expansion plans. Mr. Curtis serves on the BWW National Leadership Council, a position he was elected to by fellow franchisees within the BWW system and is a member of the Executive Board of the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan.

David Ligotti

Mr. David Ligotti is Director of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. Mr. Ligotti owns and operates Oakwood Business Services, LLC (“Oakwood”), an accounting, tax, and consulting firm located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Ligotti received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Kalamazoo College, a Masters of Business Administration degree, with a major in accounting, from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Taxation degree from Walsh College. We believe Mr. Ligotti is qualified to serve as a director, as he has been a CPA for nearly 31 years and has 26 years of experience in restaurant finance, technology, operation, administration, and accounting.

Jay Dusenberry

Mr. Jay Alan Dusenberry is Independent Director of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., since March 22, 2010. Mr. Dusenberry served as the Treasurer from our inception to March 22, 2010, at which time he relinquished the role of Treasurer. Mr. Dusenberry has also been a member of the Audit Committee since its inception in 2007. Currently, Mr. Dusenberry is Vice President of Marisa Manufacturing. From 2009 to 2013, he served as a Vice President at Cold Heading Company, manufacturer of cold-formed fasteners. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. We believe Mr. Dusenberry is qualified to serve as a director due to his 18 years of experience in business leadership positions, including experience as a financial analyst for a health care system and senior administrative roles as a plant manager, director, and vice president in the automotive manufacturing industry.

Philip Friedman

Mr. Philip Friedman is an Independent Director of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., since March 10, 2011. Mr. Friedman served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of McAlister’s Corporation, a quick-casual restaurant concept, from 1999 through July 2010. Currently, Mr. Friedman is Chief Executive Officer of Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina restaurant chain and is a Founding Member of Il ‘Pioppo, LLC, importers of organic Italian wines. Mr. Friedman is also President of Friedman & Associates, a strategic planning and management consulting company he founded in 1986. Mr. Friedman serves on the Boards of the National Restaurant Association and the Mississippi Restaurant Association. He is a member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Society of Fellows and the National Association of Corporate Directors. We believe Mr. Friedman is qualified to serve as a director because of his extensive franchise and chain restaurant expertise. This expertise is particularly relevant to our business as a franchisee of BWW and an owner, operator, and franchisor of Bagger Dave’s.

Joseph Nowicki

Mr. Joseph M. Nowicki CPA is an Independent Director of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. Mr. Nowicki is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Beacon Roofing Supply (“BECN”), a NASDAQ-listed company, a position he assumed on March 25, 2013. At BECN, Mr. Nowicki is responsible for the oversight of finance, information technology and investor relations. Mr. Nowicki served as the Chief Financial Officer of Spartan Motors, Inc. (SPAR), a NASDAQ-listed specialty vehicle manufacturer based in Charlotte, Michigan from June 30, 2009 to March 22, 2013. Previously, Mr. Nowicki spent approximately 17 years with the Michigan-based furniture manufacturer, Herman Miller, Inc., where he served as Treasurer and as a member of Herman Miller’s key leadership team, managing all treasury activities for the company including establishing the overall capital and debt structure, overseeing the pension and investment strategy, and leading investor relations activities. Before joining Herman Miller, he held several operations and finance positions, including working for IBM and General Motors, and spent several years in public accounting. Mr. Nowicki received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan - Ross School of Business. We believe Mr. Nowicki is qualified to serve as a director of the Company due to his extensive public company experience and specialized accounting, finance and capital markets expertise.

Gregory Stevens

Mr. Gregory J. Stevens is an Independent Director of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. Mr. Stevens has been an Engineer and partner of Cold Heading Company, an automotive supplier of fasteners, located in Warren, Michigan, since 1992. Mr. Stevens is currently a member of Desert Rock Enterprises, LLC, an investment company, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, an owner and director of Beachlawn, Inc., an industry-leading tier-one automotive supplier, and a director of Ajax Metal Processing, Inc., a leading industrial steel parts heat treating and plating company, located in Warren, Michigan. Mr. Stevens received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Dayton. We believe Mr. Stevens is qualified to serve as a director because of his analytical engineering background, ownership of multiple successful businesses, diverse background in operating all facets of a business, and his prior experience with cash flow management.

Sheryl Freeman

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