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Roger Lipton

Roger Lipton, Director

Roger Lipton joined the Board of Directors of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. in September 2018. Mr. Lipton is an investment professional with more than four decades of experience specializing in restaurants and retailers. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA at Harvard. After working as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers for two years, he began a career on Wall Street, where he focused on the restaurant and franchising industries. He then moved on to build and operate a chain of fast casual restaurants in Canada. He subsequently spent 13 years at Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co., Inc., where he managed the Lipton Research Division, specializing in the restaurant industry. While at Ladenburg, he sponsored an annual restaurant conference for investment professionals. He formed his own firm, Lipton Financial Services, Inc. in 1993 to invest in restaurant and retail companies. Mr. Lipton also serves on the board of Barfly Ventures, operator of the HopCat chain of casual dining restaurants.