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Chanticleer Holdings Inc (BURG.OQ)

BURG.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Pruitt

55 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Eric Lederer

49 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Rich Adams

54 President, American Roadside Burgers, Inc.

Mark Roberson

51 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Neil Kiefer

64 2017 Director

Larry Spitcaufsky

2017 Director

Keith Johnson

58 2009 Independent Director

Russell Page

72 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Pruitt

Mr. Michael D. Pruitt is a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Pruitt founded Avenel Financial Group, a boutique financial services firm concentrating on emerging technology company investments, in 1999. In 2001, he formed Avenel Ventures, a technology investment and private venture capital firm. In February 2005, Mr. Pruitt formed Chanticleer Holdings, Inc., which commenced operations in June 2005 with him as Chairman of the Board of Directors and President, roles he continues to serve today. In January 2011, Mr. Pruitt became a director of the board of Hooters of America, LLC. Mr. Pruitt received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where he sits on the Board of Visitors of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, the Coastal Education Foundation Board, and the Athletic Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Eric Lederer

Mr. Eric Lederer is a Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Lederer joined Chanticleer Holdings in February 2011 as Controller and was appointed CFO in June 2012. He previously served as Controller of PokerTek, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed gaming technology company. Mr. Lederer was the Controller of OneTravel Holdings, Inc., an AMEX-listed holding company primarily involved in the travel industry. Prior to OneTravel, Mr. Lederer worked as the Controller in privately-held companies in the entertainment industry and at a New York City CPA firm. Mr. Lederer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lehigh University.

Rich Adams

Mr. Rich Adams is a President, American Roadside Burgers, Inc. of the Company. Mr. Adams has more than 35 years of restaurant experience starting at the age of 16 scrubbing sidewalks for Carl’s Jr Restaurants. There, he worked his way through the ranks where he ultimately served as Regional Vice President. After 21 years with CKE, Rich moved to Louisiana where he became the Area Vice President for a Burger King Franchisee and led 100 restaurants. Mr. Adams joined Bojangles’ Restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina and served for 10 years in different capacities, including Director of Training, and Vice President of Franchise Operations. In his five years as Bojangles’ Regional Vice President of Company Operations he led the company’s core market in Charlotte. Mr. Adams joined the Company’s subsidiary, American Roadside Burgers, Inc., in November of 2013 as the President and Chief Operating Officer, and he continues to serve in these roles.

Mark Roberson

Mr. Mark Daniel Roberson is a Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Roberson joined Chanticleer Holdings in May 2015. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of PokerTek, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed gaming technology company. He has more than 20 years of financial and operational management experience, including Curtiss-Wright, Inc. a NYSE-listed aerospace and defense contractor, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, a NYSE-listed fast-casual restaurant franchisor and operator, and LifeStyle Furnishings International, a $2 billion private equity backed furniture manufacturer. Mr. Roberson is a Certified Public Accountant who started his career with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he managed the firm’s regional healthcare practice. He earned an MBA from Wake Forest University, a BS in Accounting from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in Economics from Southern Methodist University. He currently chairs the Audit Committee for Auxillio, Inc. (OTC:AUXO), which offers a fully comprehensive managed print services program to hospitals and health systems.

Neil Kiefer

Mr. Neil G. Kiefer serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Kiefer was also appointed to serve on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating Committee. Since May 1992, Mr. Kiefer has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hooters Management Corporation, Hooters, Inc. and all of its affiliated companies. In 1994, he was appointed as a board member of those entities and has continued to serve in the foregoing capacities. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2006-2012 and was a holder of a Gaming Operator’s License issued by the Nevada State Gaming Control Board. Previously, Mr. Kiefer practiced law in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1979 to May of 1992. Mr. Kiefer received a Bachelor’s Degree from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia and received his Law Degree from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1979. Mr. Kiefer has also served the community over his professional career in the Tampa Bay Area. He served from 1990-2012 as a voluntary assistant varsity boy’s basketball coach at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida. Additionally, he has served as a board member for the Pinellas County Urban League, the Pinellas County Police Athletic League, Tampa Bay Sports Commission and the Pinellas County Educational Foundation.

Larry Spitcaufsky

Mr. Larry S. Spitcaufsky is Director of the company. He is the owner and director of Petroleum Technologies Inc., an oil and natural gas exploration company in Kansas City, Missouri established in April 1983 and the founder and chairman of Hootwinc, LLC, a restaurant franchisee in California, established August 1992. He has been a partner and board member of Healthcare Delivered, LLC, a mobile dental company that delivers dental care directly to senior homes since May 2015. He has also served on the board of the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology since August 2015. Mr. Spitcaufsky has additional business investments, including LBBIG, which is currently developing the Southern California market for Little Big Burger, a Chanticleer brand specializing in made-to-order burgers and truffle fries. Mr. Spitcaufsky spent 28 years as a partner in the family-owned Arrow Truck Sales in Kansas City, the largest pre-owned heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealership in the United States and Canada. When Arrow was sold in 1998 to Volvo Truck Corporation, Mr. Spitcaufsky stayed on in his capacity as executive vice president and Chairman of the Board until 2000. He was also a board member, from May 2011 through June 2014, and treasurer, from May 2012 through June 2014, of the Rancho Santa Fe Association.

Keith Johnson

Mr. Keith Johnson is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a Chief Financial Officer of Watertech Equipment & Sales. He served as the Manager of Business Development for Hudson Technologies from November 2012 through September 2013. From August 2010 through November 2012, Mr. Johnson was President of Efficiency Technologies, Inc., the wholly owned operating subsidiary of Efftec International, Inc. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of YRT² (Your Residential Technology Team) in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2004. Mr. Johnson has a BS in accounting from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Mr. Johnson has served on our Board of Directors since April 2007 and currently is the chair of our Audit Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Johnson was asked to serve as director based in part on his financial expertise

Russell Page

Mr. Russell Page is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Page is a Senior Vice President of Business Development with Paragon Bank. He is a 35-year investor relations executive and is the founder and principal of Rusty Page & Company, a unique equity marketing and investor relations consulting firm. He sat on the Board of Directors of The Diamond Hill Financial Trends Fund until 2013. Mr. Page previously served as Senior Managing Director of The NASDAQ Stock Market, as well as Senior Vice President and Equity Marketing Executive for NationsBank Corporation, the predecessor of Bank of America. Mr. Page has served on our Board of Directors since January 2013 and currently is a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Page was asked to serve as a director based in part on his significant investor relations knowledge, board membership experience, and familiarity with The NASDAQ Stock Market.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Pruitt

273,300

Eric Lederer

84,000

Rich Adams

200,000

Mark Roberson

--

Neil Kiefer

--

Larry Spitcaufsky

--

Keith Johnson

--

Russell Page

--
As Of  30 Dec 2015