People: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc (TAST.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Clayton Wilhite

68 2012 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Daniel Accordino

63 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Flanders

57 1997 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

William Myers

58 2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Timothy LaLonde

57 1997 Vice President, Controller

Gerald DiGenova

57 2012 Vice President - Human Resources

Richard Cross

51 2012 Vice President - Real Estate

Alexandre Macedo

36 2013 Director

Daniel Schwartz

33 2012 Director

Manuel Garcia

70 2013 Independent Director

Joel Handel

78 2006 Independent Director

David Harris

54 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Clayton Wilhite

Mr. Clayton E. Wilhite has been Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., since January 2012. He serves as a director since July 1997. Since January 1998, Mr. Wilhite has been with CFI Group Worldwide LLC, and was Managing Partner of its North American Group from May 1998 to December 2004 and Managing Partner of CFI Worldwide LLC from January 2005, until his retirement on December 31, 2007. Mr. Wilhite continues to be a Senior Partner and shareholder of CFI Group Worldwide LLC. From September 1998 through December 2008, Mr. Wilhite served on the board of directors of CFI Group Worldwide LLC, an international management consulting firm specializing in measuring customer satisfaction. Between 1996 and 1998, he was the Chairman of Thurloe Holdings, L.L.C. From August 1996 through our acquisition of Pollo Tropical, Inc., Mr. Wilhite served on the board of directors of Pollo Tropical, Inc. Before 1996, Mr. Wilhite was with the advertising firm of D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Inc. having served as its Vice Chairman from 1995 to 1996, as President of DMB&B/North America from 1988 to 1995, and as Chairman and Managing Director of DMB&B/St. Louis from 1985 to 1988.

Daniel Accordino

Mr. Daniel T. Accordino is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Carrols Restaurant Group since January 1, 2012. Mr. Accordino has been President and a director of Carrols Restaurant Group since February 1993 and was Chief Operating Officer of Carrols Restaurant Group from February 1993 to December 2011. Before that, Mr. Accordino served as Executive Vice President - Operations from December 1986 and as Senior Vice President of Carrols Corporation, our wholly owned subsidiary, which we refer to as "Carrols", from April 1984. From 1979 to April 1984, he was Vice President of Carrols responsible for restaurant operations, having previously served as Assistant Director of Restaurant Operations. Mr. Accordino has been an employee of ours since 1972.

Paul Flanders

Mr. Paul R. Flanders has been Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., since April 1997.From May 7, 2012 until July 16, 2012, Mr. Flanders also served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of Fiesta Restaurant Group. Before joining us, he was Vice President-Corporate Controller of Fay’s Incorporated, a retail chain, from 1989 to 1997, and Vice President-Corporate Controller for Computer Consoles, Inc., a computer systems manufacturer, from 1982 to 1989. Mr. Flanders was also associated with the accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co. from 1977 to 1982.

William Myers

Mr. William E. Myers has been Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. He was appointed Vice President in July 2001. Mr. Myers served as Associate General Counsel from March 2001 through May 7, 2012. Before joining us, Mr. Myers was engaged in private practice beginning in 1982.

Timothy LaLonde

Mr. Timothy J. LaLonde has been Vice President, Controller of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., since July 1997. Before joining us, he was a controller at Fay’s Incorporated, a retailing chain, from 1992 to 1997. Prior to that, he was a Senior Audit Manager with the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he was employed since 1978.

Gerald DiGenova

Mr. Gerald J. DiGenova is Vice President - Human Resources of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. Mr. DiGenova was Director of Human Resources from January 1996 until June 2001. Mr. DiGenova served as Director of Safety and Risk Management from 1992 until December 1995 and Personnel Manager from January 1985 until January 1992. Mr. DiGenova has been an employee of ours since 1973, when he began as an hourly restaurant team member.

Richard Cross

Mr. Richard G. Cross is Vice President - Real Estate of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. Mr. Cross was Director of Real Estate from 1994 until July 2001. Mr. Cross served as a Real Estate Manager from 1993 until 1994 and as a Real Estate Representative from 1987 until 1993. Mr. Cross joined us in May 1984 and held various positions in the Purchasing Department until 1987.

Alexandre Macedo

Mr. Alexandre Macedo has been appointed as Director of Carrols Restaurant Group Inc., effective October 25, 2013. Mr. Macedo was appointed President of North America of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. in April 2013. Mr. Macedo joined BKC in 2011 as Senior Vice President Marketing, North America, and later was General Manager of the North America Franchise Business. Prior to joining BKC, Mr. Macedo was a founder and partner of True Marketing, a Brazilian based marketing consulting firm from 2008 to 2011. Prior to this, he was head of the Brahma Beer business unit at AmBev from 2003 through 2007. Mr. Macedo received an MBA from Insead in 2003 and BS from NYU Stern School of Business in 1998.

Daniel Schwartz

Mr. Daniel S. Schwartz has been Director of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., since May 30, 2012. Mr. Schwartz has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and BKC since June 2013. Mr. Schwartz served as Chief Operating Officer of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. from April 2013 until June 2013. Mr. Schwartz joined BKC in October 2010 as Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Finance Officer and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 2010, effective January 1, 2011. Since January 2008, Mr. Schwartz has been a partner with 3G Capital, where he was responsible for managing 3G Capital’s private equity business prior to joining BKC. He joined 3G Capital in January 2005 as an analyst and worked with the firm’s public and private equity investments until November 2010. From March 2003 until January 2005, Mr. Schwartz worked for Altair Capital Management, a hedge fund located in Stamford, Connecticut and served as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at Credit Suisse First Boston from June 2001 to March 2003.

Manuel Garcia

Mr. Manuel A. Garcia, III, has been appointed as Independent Director of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., effective November 15, 2013. Mr. Garcia has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Chef Creations, Inc. a privately owned supplier and manufacturer of ready-to-eat custom food products since 1998 and has served as a director since 1998. Mr. Garcia has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Coast Management, Inc., a privately owned operator of various restaurants in the Orlando, Florida area, since 1996. Mr. Garcia previously served on the Board of Directors of BKC from 2003 until October 2010. From 1969 until 2000 Mr. Garcia operated Burger King® restaurants as a franchisee eventually owning and operating a total of 67 Burger King® restaurants.

Joel Handel

Mr. Joel M. Handel is an Independent Director of Carrols Restaurant Group Inc., since December 14, 2006. Since October 2013, Mr. Handel has been a partner in the law firm Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis, LLP. From November 2008 until joining Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP, Mr. Handel was a partner in the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP. From 2001 until joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Handel was a partner in the law firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP which merged with and became a part of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner on December 1, 2006. From 1976 to 2001 he was managing partner of the law firm of Baer Marks & Upham LLP.

David Harris

Mr. David S. Harris has been Independent Director of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., since May 7, 2012. He has served as President of Grant Capital, Inc., a private investment company, since January 2002. From May 2001 until December 2001, Mr. Harris served as a Managing Director in the investment banking division of ABN Amro Securities LLC. From September 1997 until May 2001, Mr. Harris served as a Managing Director and Sector Head of the Retail, Consumer and Leisure Group of ING Barings LLC, a financial institution. From 1986 to 1997, Mr. Harris served in various capacities as a member of the investment banking group of Furman Selz LLC. Mr. Harris is a director of Rex American Resources Corporation, a retailer of consumer electronics and appliances, and Steiner Leisure Limited, a worldwide provider in the fields of beauty, wellness and education. Mr. Harris serves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of Steiner Leisure Limited and is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Steiner Leisure Limited. Mr. Harris serves on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nomination/Corporate Governance Committee of Rex American Resources Corporation and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Rex American Resources Corporation.

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