Q2 2014 Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc. Earnings Conference Call
July 31, 2014 @ 4:30 PM ET
Frank G. Paci
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Paci was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2014. Mr. Paci, an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience leading top retail brands, has a proven track record of success leading consumer growth companies, having most recently served as President and CEO at McAlister’s Deli, a 300 plus unit fast casual concept, since September 2010. During his tenure at McAlister’s, the concept earned national recognition in the fast-casual segment and generated over three years of same stores sales increases.
Prior to McAlister’s, Mr. Paci was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at The Pantry, Inc., a convenience store chain with over 1,500 locations. Mr. Paci also held various general management, finance, and franchise sales positions with Pizza Hut and Burger King. He received a Bachelor’s in economics from Yale University and an MBA from University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business with a concentration in finance.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Coletta was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in finance, strategy and executive management in restaurants, hospitality, retail & development. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Quiznos, a restaurant concept with 3,000 units across 33 countries, where he also served as President of the Food Division. In addition to his finance experience, Mr. Coletta has a broad base of experience in supply chain management, optimizing cash management and improving the supply processes along with strategies to improve food quality, cost and distribution reliability.
Mr. Coletta’s prior roles include Chief Financial Officer at Real Goods Solar, a leading publicly traded, U.S. solar integration company with retail consumer facing operations; Chief Financial Officer/President at Cartridge World, a global franchising retail company with operations in more than 63 countries; and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer at Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc., a formerly public, multi-brand national restaurant company that owns Old Chicago, Rock Bottom, Chophouse, Sing Sing and Boulder Beer. Mr. Coletta began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP where he spent nearly a decade in its Audit and Business Advisory Division and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University.
Rhonda J. Parish
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Ms. Parish most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Denny’s Corporation and its predecessor companies from 1998 to 2008, after joining the company in 1995 as Vice President, Legal Counsel. Prior to this, Ms. Parish served as Assistant General Counsel for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from 1990 to 1994, and Corporate Counsel from 1983 to 1990. Ms. Parish started her career as an Associate at Pettus, Johnson & Gibson and Storey & McCord, respectively.
Ms. Parish earned a B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas and her J.D. degree from the University Of Arkansas School Of Law. Ms. Parish is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates.