People: Dennys Corp (DENN.O)
27 Mar 2017
Ms. Debra L. Smithart-Oglesby is Independent Chairman of the Board of Denny's Corporation. Ms. Smithart-Oglesby currently serves as the President of O/S Partners, which provides investment capital and consulting services to early-stage start-up companies in the food service and specialty retail industries. She served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Denny’s Corporation from June 2010 through January 2011. Prior to joining O/S Partners in 2000, Ms. Smithart-Oglesby served as the Chief Financial Officer for Dekor, Inc., an early-stage retail start-up company in the home improvement/decorating industry. From 1997 to 1999 Ms. Smithart-Oglesby served as the President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer for FirstAmerica Automotive, where she directed all financial, administrative and strategic planning functions for the automotive dealership retailer and consolidator that generated $1.6 billion in revenue. Prior to joining FirstAmerica Automotive, from 1985 to 1997, Ms. Smithart-Oglesby worked at Brinker International, a multi-concept casual dining restaurant company which operates Chili’s Grill & Bar, On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and Romano’s Macaroni Grill, serving on the board of directors (from 1991 to 1997), as well as serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where she provided strategic direction and managed the financial and administrative functions for the company with sales of $1.8 billion and more than 800 locations internationally. Ms. Smithart-Oglesby’s early career experience includes audit, controller and accountant positions with companies including Coopers and Lybrand, OKC Liquidating Trust, and New York Merchandise Co. Ms. Smithart-Oglesby earned a master’s in business administration from Southern Methodist University and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has served on the board of directors for CFO magazine where she currently holds a position on the advisory board.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||102,016|
|Restricted Stock Awards, USD||75,499|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||135,909|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||313,424|