Chanticleer Holdings (HOTR) owns, operates and franchises fast casual and full service restaurant brands.
We’re passionate about our food, our guests and our team members and hope you will check out our restaurants and be part of our journey.
Michael D. Pruitt - Chairman, President and CEO
Michael 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 S. Lederer - Chief Financial Officer
Eric 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.
Mark Roberson - Chief Operating Officer
Mark 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.
Rich Adams - President, American Roadside Burgers, Inc.
Rich 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.
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