Clyde E. Culp
Currently, Mr. Culp is serving as the Company’s Chairman. He most recently worked as Advisor and Acting CEO to the owners (Lonestar Capital) and senior management of Shoney’s and Captain D’s restaurant chains. Mr. Culp has ownership interests and is on the Boards of New York Subs, Passport Restaurant, Inc, and Restaurant Acquisition Partners, Inc. He recently sold his majority ownership in McHenry Metals Golf Designs Corporation, a manufacturer of premium drivers and putters. Mr. Culp is also on the Boards of several non-restaurant companies. From 1993-1995, Mr. Culp served as President and CEO of Long John Silvers, a chain of 1,500 owned or franchised restaurants. Prior to this, Mr. Culp worked for Promus Hotel Company as President and CEO of Embassy Suites Hotels and Chief Operating Officer of Holiday Inns beginning in 1988. Mr. Culp created Davco Food, Inc. in 1975 with five partners. This Wendy’s restaurant company grew to be the largest Wendy’s franchise in the world with 146 restaurants when it was sold in 1987. Mr. Culp was Chairman and
CEO of this business from its inception. Prior to this, Mr. Culp was Executive Vice President of the Krystal Company, a chain of hamburger restaurants, and served on their Board for 17 years. Mr. Culp started his career in marketing and brand management at Procter and Gamble in 1966, working on such brands as Secret deodorant, Crest toothpaste and Prell Shampoo. Mr. Culp has a BA Degree in Business from The College of William and Mary and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from New York University. He is active on several community boards and until recently served as President of the William & Mary Alumni Association. Mr. Culp will serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Gary L. Rogalski
The Company President, Mr. Rogalski, joined the Pusser’s, Ltd. in November 1997 and has worked closely with the founder and CEO Charles Tobias in carrying out the day-to-day and strategic missions of the Company. From 1990 until joining Pusser’s, he developed, operated and was President of six Pizzeria Uno full service restaurants in Ohio and Florida, which he successfully sold. In 1979, Mr. Rogalski joined Darden Restaurants as Director of Development and shortly thereafter structured the acquisitions of Darryl’s, Casa Gallardo Mexican Restaurants and the Good Earth Restaurants. He was later promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Casa Gallardo chain and was instrumental in growing the chain from two to thirty-four restaurants before it was sold. Mr. Rogalski then served two years as Director of Marketing for the York Steakhouse Division focusing primarily on concept and menu development. He was subsequently promoted to Executive Vice President and COO of the 166-unit chain
and over a three-year period spearheaded a substantial restructuring and renovation initiative. From 1977 to 1979, he worked as Assistant Corporate Controller for Friendly Restaurants, Inc., a chain of 650 units and from 1973 to 1977, was a Supervisor on the consulting staff of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a BA Degree from Amherst College, and MBA Degree from the Wharton Graduate School of Finance. He is also a CPA. Mr. Rogalski is regarded as a multi-disciplined thinker and is highly reputed for his ability to develop and roll out restaurant concepts. Mr. Rogalski will serve as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer.