Management Team

David G. Burke , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

David G. Burke was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. Mr. Burke previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since March 2010. Mr. Burke is a Member of our Board of Directors and has served in that capacity since our inception. He also served as Secretary from our inception to March 2010, and as a Member of the Audit Committee and Audit Committee Chairman from 2007 to March 2010, when he relinquished those roles to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

From 2002 to March 2010, Mr. Burke was employed by Federal-Mogul Corporation, a leading global supplier of powertrain and safety technologies serving the world’s foremost original equipment manufacturers as well as the worldwide aftermarket, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in finance, marketing and corporate development. Mr. Burke resigned from his position at Federal Mogul to accept the position as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

In 1993, Mr. Burke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton, located in Dayton, Ohio. In 2002 Mr. Burke received a Master of Business in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Phyllis A. Knight , , , Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Phyllis A. Knight was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in October 2016. Ms. Knight brings more than 30 years of finance, accounting and leadership experience. She has served in several senior executive positions in the manufacturing, home builder and mortgage services industries.

Ms. Knight most recently served as EVP and CFO of Polar Corporation, the largest tank trailer manufacturing, parts, and service organization in North America. Prior to that Ms. Knight spent eleven years at Champion Enterprises, Inc. and Champion Enterprises Holdings, LLC, the bulk of which as EVP and CFO. At Champion, she directed all finance functions, including strategic planning, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, treasury, capital markets, investor relations, cash management, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, and IT.

A Certified Public Accountant (inactive license), Ms. Knight began her career at KPMG after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.

Jason T. Curtis , , , Chief Operations Officer

Jason T. Curtis is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) and has held this position since 2002. During his time with the Company, Mr. Curtis has received numerous accolades from Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. In 2008, he was elected by fellow franchisees to be a Franchise Representative on the Buffalo Wild Wings Leadership Council. Mr. Curtis has been certified by the National Restaurant Association as a Foodservice Management Professional (FMP). He is also pursuing a degree in Business Administration at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.

Misty Sirch , , , Director of Real Estate

Misty Sirch was appointed the Director of Real Estate in July 2014.  She previously worked for RG Properties in Dayton, Ohio as the Director of Retail Portfolio Management, overseeing property management and leasing responsibilities for their retail properties.  She received her Ohio Real Estate License in 2009, and earned her Certified Shopping Center Manager certification from ICSC in 2012. 

She holds her Associates Degree in Business Management/Marketing from Edison State Community College, where she was also inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society at the University of Dayton.  She is completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Studies from Oakland College in Rochester, Michigan.  She is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and volunteers for the American Heart Association. 

Toni Werner , , , Controller

Toni Werner was appointed the Controller in May 2014. Prior to her current position, Toni was employed at PulteGroup, Inc. in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as a shared services Controller overseeing the Georgia and Tennessee markets and various corporate office responsibilities. She started her career in 1999 in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche LLP and became a certified public accountant in 2002.

Toni received her B.S. degree in Accounting from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, where she was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, a professional accounting fraternity. She is currently a member of the MICPA and passionate about supporting her communities and local organizations.