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 Curtis is our Chief Operating Officer, a position he assumed at our inception in 2006. Mr. Curtis also serves as our Corporate Secretary. Beginning in 2000, Mr. Curtis worked in positions of increasing responsibility in the restaurant industry, starting at the ground level in the kitchen of a BWW restaurant that is now owned by the Company. In 2002, he became Chief Operating Officer of AMC Group, LLC, the predecessor to AMC Group, Inc. AMC Group, Inc. is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRH. Mr. Curtis provides leadership in all aspects of our sports bars and oversees the day to day operations, training and restaurant support. He aligns our operations team on company strategy and continuous improvement initiatives. He also works with support office department heads to foster a culture of community and excellence.

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.