Directors

  • Mark E. Schwarz

    Chairman of the Board 
    Director Since: 2002

    Mark E. Schwarz is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager of Newcastle Capital Management, L.P., a private investment management firm he founded in 1993 that is the general partner of Newcastle Partners, L.P. Mr. Schwarz was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Company in February 2004. Mr. Schwarz is also Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Bell Industries, Inc., Chairman of the Board of New Century Equity Holdings Corp., and a director of Nashua Corporation, S L Industries, Inc. and Web Financial Corporation. Mr. Schwarz was appointed a director in December 2002.

  • Clinton J. Coleman

    Director
    Director Since: 2007
    Clinton J. Coleman has served as a director of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. since 2007. Mr. Coleman also currently serves as a Managing Director of Newcastle Capital Management, L.P., an investment firm that is RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. largest shareholder. Mr. Coleman also has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bell Industries, Inc., a company primarily providing information technology services, since 2007. Mr. Coleman served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. between June 2012 and November 2012. He also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. between July 2006 and January 2007. Since joining Newcastle in 2005 Mr. Coleman has served on the board of directors of several publicly-traded and privately-held companies. Prior to joining Newcastle, Mr. Coleman served as a portfolio analyst with Lockhart Capital Management,L.P., an investment partnership, from 2003 to 2005. From 2002 to 2003, he served as an associate with Hunt Investment Group, L.P., a private investment group. Previously, Mr. Coleman was an associate director with the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of UBS.
  • Ramon D. Phillips

    Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee
    Director Since: 1990
    Ramon D. Phillips is the former Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., a financial services company. He served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Hallmark from 1989 through 2000, and as Chairman through August 2001. Prior to Hallmark, Mr. Phillips had over fifteen years experience in the franchise restaurant industry, serving as Controller for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc. (1969-1974) and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Pizza Inn, Inc. (1974-1989). He was elected a director of the Company in 1990 and served through 2002. He served as an advisory director in 2002 and was re-elected as a director in February 2004.
  • Robert B. Page

    Chief Executive Officer of Backyard Burgers, Inc.
    Director Since: 2004
    Mr. Page was the Chief Executive Officer of Backyard Burgers from July 2008 to September 2011. He is a former franchisee of Shoney’s, Inc., a family dining restaurant chain. Mr. Page was appointed a director of the Company in February 2004.
  • Steven M. Johnson

    Director Since: 2006
    Steven M. Johnson is currently a Jimmy John’s franchisee in Oklahoma. Prior to becoming a Jimmy John’s franchisee Mr. Johnson served as Chief Executive Officer of Fox and Hound Restaurant Group FHRG) from January 1999 until September of 2012 and as a Director from 1998 through 2006. From June 1990 until December 1998, Mr. Johnson was Chief Operating Officer for Coulter Enterprises, Inc., a Pizza Hut franchisee, with primary responsibility for the operations of 100 Pizza Hut restaurants. From May 1985 until May 1990, Mr. Johnson was controller for Fugate Enterprises, Inc., a Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Blockbuster Video franchisee. Prior to his employment at Fugate Enterprises, Inc., Mr. Johnson was employed by Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Johnson is also a C.P.A.
  • W.C. Hammett, Jr.

    William C. Hammett, Jr., is the retired Chief Executive Officer of iH3, LLC, an early stage, integrated wellness and fitness company working with physicians and hospitals targeting chronic illnesses.  Mr. Hammett was the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Dave & Buster’s, Inc., an operator of restaurant/entertainment complexes, from 2001 though 2006. He also served on the Board of Directors for Carreker Corporation from 2006 to 2007. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Hammett was self-employed in the restaurant industry. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Hammett was the Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President Accounting & Administration for La Quinta Inns, Inc., a national hotel chain. Previously, he was employed by the accounting firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Hammett became a director of the Company in 2007.


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