Panda Express of Chicagoland/Papa John’s Pizza

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for the financial operations (accounting, budgeting and capital planning), banking relations, acquisitions/divestitures, annual development plans and new site development and construction. The Company owned and operated Panda Express and Papa John’s Pizza stores primarily in the Midwest United States.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Managed growth of company from 8 restaurants to more than 130 Panda Express and Papa John’s Pizza restaurants.
  • Led acquisitions of 10 Papa John’s Pizza franchisees.
  • Negotiated development agreements for acquisitions and new franchise territories for Papa John’s Pizza restaurants.