Board of Directors

Kevin Mohan. Mr. Mohan has served as Chairman of the Board and a director of Muscle Maker, Inc since April 16, 2018. From April 16, 2018 through May 1, 2018, he also served as the Interim President of the Company. He has also served as the Chief Investment Officer since September 17, 2018. From June 2012 through March 2017, Mr. Mohan served as the VP of Capital Markets for American Restaurant Holdings, Inc., a company focused on acquiring and expanding fast casual restaurant brands.

 

Stephen A. Spanos. Mr. Spanos has served as director of Muscle Maker, Inc. since February 2020. Since 2013, Mr. Spanos has provided financial and accounting consulting services for both privately held and public companies. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Spanos served as the Chief Financial Officer of Orion Seafood International, Inc., a marketer of frozen lobster products, and as the Controller of Reef Point Systems, a provider of security solutions for converged wireless and wireline networks in the United States, from 2005 to 2013. Mr. Spanos served as an audit manager for BDO USA, LLP and as an auditor for Ernst & Young. Mr. Spanos received his MBA and BS in Business Administration, Accounting and Financing in 1995 and 1985, respectively, from Boston University. Based on his education and extensive experience in financial and accounting matters, we have deemed that Mr. Spanos is fit to serve on the Board.

 

Major General (ret) Malcolm Frost. Maj. Gen (Ret) Frost has 31 years of military experience providing large-scale strategic and operational leadership and oversight in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and the United States for the United States Army – successfully leading the evolution of soldier training programs in peace and war from platoon through 2-star command level. Maj. Gen. (Ret) Frost has been deployed to combat several times in a variety of leadership and command positions. Since 2019, Maj. Gen. (Ret) Frost served as Executive Consultant for Fortune 500 and larger corporations through Malcolm Frost and Associates LLC. From 2015 through 2019, Maj. Gen. (Ret) Frost served as the Commanding General for the US Army Training and Doctrine Command located at Fort Eustis, Virginia and as the Chief of Public Affairs for the US Army Headquarters based in Washington, DC. Maj. Gen. (Ret) Frost also served as the Deputy Commanding General for Support for the US Army, Deputy Director of Operations for the US Department of Defense and the Director of Operations for the US Army Pacific Headquarters. He deployed to Bosnia-Hercegovina as a company commander in 1995 and deployed twice to Iraq as commander of an 800 person Cavalry Squadron operating in Tal Afar during the Surge in 2006-7, and as commander of a 5K person Stryker Brigade Combat Team operating in Diyala, Salah ad Din, and Kirkuk provinces in 2010-11. Additionally, he deployed as Director of Operations of a 4,000 person airborne brigade task force in Afghanistan in 2002-3. In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Maj. Gen. (Ret) Frost holds advanced degrees from Webster University and the U.S. Army War College in Human Resources Development and National Security Strategy, respectively. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal x2, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit x3, Bronze Star Medal x3, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal x6 including one for Valor, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab. He is a Certified Project Director and is the recipient of the U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award for reconstruction, civic and humanitarian achievements while serving in Iraq. Based on his vast business and financial experience with the military as well as his business experience, we have deemed Maj. Gen (Ret) Frost a fit to serve on the Board.

 

Philip Balatsos. Since 2016, Mr. Balatsos has worked in the restaurant and hospitality industries. In 2018, Mr. Balatsos founded and has served as the owner operator of LAPH Hospitality which operates a café/catering business and also serves as a consultant providing financial, purchasing and usage analysis as well as rollout services pertaining to ordering, invoicing and inventorying systems. From 2016 through 2018, Mr. Balatsos held various positions with Barteca Restaurant Group including Assistant General Manager and Purchasing Manager. Prior to 2016, Mr. Balatsos held various position on Wall Street for 16 years including Vice President, Foreign Exchange Sales/Trading for Credit Suisse, Director, Foreign Exchange Hedge Fund Sales for Barclays Capital and Financial Advisor for Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Mr. Balatsos graduated from Skidmore College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and from Institute of Culinary Education in 2016.

 

A.B. Southall III. Mr. Southall has served as director of Muscle Maker, Inc since February 2017. He has over 35 years of experience managing construction and land developing businesses. Since 1997 he has been the President of a Custom Home Building Company, in addition to 20 years as President of a 189 boat slip marina complex. His involvement in the marina business led him to co-founding a local Waterway Association, where he has been on the board since its inception. He has diversely invested across multiple sectors including private placements, oil & gas, real estate, restaurant businesses and commodities. Mr. Southall is an advocate of a healthy approach to the food industry and the restaurant business.

 

Paul L. Menchik. Mr. Menchik has served as director of Muscle Maker, Inc since February 2017. Since 1986, Mr. Menchik has been Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he has been Department chairperson and Director of Graduate Programs. He has served as Senior Economist for Economic Policy for the White House Office of Management and Budget (where among other matters he worked on Social Security solvency issues) and served as Visiting Scholar at the Tax Analysis Division of the Congressional Budget Office. Menchik has also been on the faculty of Rutgers University and the University of Wisconsin, and has served as visiting faculty at University of Pennsylvania, London School of Economics, University College London, and Victoria University in Wellington New Zealand. Over the years he has advised three state governments and five US government agencies. He holds a Ph.D. from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. He has over 40 publications including a book on household and family economics, made over 85 paper presentations at other universities and conferences around the world and has refereed for over 20 academic journals and is currently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Income Distribution. He is a member of Who’s Who in Economics and Who’s Who in America. Based on his education and extensive experience in economic and financial matters, we have deemed Mr. Menchik fit to serve on the Board.

 

John Marques Mr. Marques has served as director of Muscle Maker, Inc since April 2018. Since 1994, Mr. Marques has owned and operated various businesses in the trucking and real estate industries for the past twenty years. Since 1992, Mr. Marques served as the President of Continental Transportation Corp., a motor freight transportation company.

 

Peter Petrosian. Mr. Petrosian has served as director of Muscle Maker, Inc since May 2018. Mr. Petrosian is a senior level food service executive with diversified leadership experience in casual dining, contract management, quick service and quick casual segments with a background in growth and turnaround situations, demonstrated expertise in operations, mergers and acquisitions, profit improvement, strategic planning and business development. Since 2005 to the present, Mr. Petrosian owned and operated PSP Management Consulting providing interim executive support in areas of organizational development, business, franchise and operational planning and valuation assistance to private equity firms in the restaurant industry. From November 2013 to January 2017, Mr. Petrosian served as the Chief Development Officer of Franchise Sports Concepts, LLC, a franchisor of Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and the Brass Tap. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Petrosian was the Chief Operating Officer of Steak-Out Franchising, Inc., a franchisor of a char-broiled steak and full meal delivery concept. Prior to 2007, Mr. Petrosian held various positions with McAlister’s Corporation, AFC Enterprises (Church’s Chicken), Service America Corporation (wholly owned subsidiary of GE Capital) and Marriott Corporation. Based on his experience with various restaurant concepts and senior executive level positions, we have deemed Mr. Petrosian fit to serve on the Board.

 

Jeff Carl. Since 2017, Mr. Carl has served as Executive Director of Nice & Company, an ad agency with a focus on print, TV, digital, experiential and mobile, and as an independent consultant to the restaurant industry. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Carl served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Taco Bueno Restaurants and from 2009 to 2013 as the Chief Marketing Officer of Tavistock Restaurants LLC. Mr. Carl received a BA from Wake Forest University in 1977 and a MBA from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1979. Based on his experience within the restaurant industry and due to the fact that he has held senior level executive positions with a focus on advertising and marketing, we have deemed Mr. Carl a fit to serve on the Board.

 

Omprakash Vajinapalli. Mr. Vajinapalli has served as director of Muscle Maker, Inc since July 2018. Mr. Vajinapalli, since July 2007, has served as the CEO/President of HighRise IT Consultancy LLC. Mr. Vajinapalli received a Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore University in 1993.