Management Team

Andrew A. Wiederhorn, President and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew A. Wiederhorn has served as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of FAT Brands Inc. since its formation. Mr. Wiederhorn has served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Fatburger North America, Inc. since 2006 and Buffalo’s Franchise Concepts, Inc. since 2011. He also served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc. since its formation in 1997. Mr. Wiederhorn previously founded and served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Wilshire Financial Services Group Inc. and Wilshire Credit Corporation. He also previously served on the board of directors of Fabricated Metals, Inc., The Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council, The Boys and Girls Aid Society of Oregon, University of Southern California Associates, Citizens Crime Commission of Oregon, and Economic Development Council for the City of Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Wiederhorn was featured as the Fatburger CEO on the CBS television program Undercover Boss in 2013.

Rebecca D. Hershinger, Chief Financial Officer

Rebecca D. Hershinger has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 2018. Prior to this role, Rebecca served as the Chief Financial Officer of Genius Brands International, Inc., a publicly traded global children’s media company that creates and licenses animated entertainment content, from April 2016 to April 2018. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Genius from October 2014 through June 2015 after consulting with the company beginning in March 2014. In 2012, she founded CFO Advisory Services Inc., an accounting and business advisory services firm, headquartered in Park City, UT. From 2008 through 2012, Ms. Hershinger was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance & Corporate Development for SpectrumDNA, Inc., a publicly traded, but currently inactive, social media marketing and application development company that had been located in Park City, UT. Ms. Hershinger was an independent financial consultant in San Francisco between 2007 and 2008. Ms. Hershinger was employed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. in Los Angeles, California from 1999 to 2005, holding various positions ultimately rising to the level of Vice President, Finance & Corporate Development. Between 1995 and 1998, Ms. Hershinger worked as an analyst for JP Morgan Chase & Co in Los Angeles and New York. Ms. Hershinger received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, in Washington, D.C. and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She also completed studies at the International Finance & Comparative Business Policy Program at Oxford University, Oxford England.

Ron Roe, Senior Vice President of Finance

Ron Roe is the Senior Vice President of Finance. Prior to this role, he served as our Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to 2018, and served as our Vice-President of Finance from 2007 to 2009. Prior to 2007, Mr. Roe was an acquisitions associate for FCCG. He began his career as an investment banking analyst with Piper Jaffray. Mr. Roe attended UC Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Donald J. Berchtold, Executive Vice President and Chief Concept Officer

Donald J. Berchtold has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Concept Officer of FAT Brands since February 2018. He previously held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Fatburger since 2003. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of FCCG since 2006, and in various other roles at FCCG prior to 2006. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Berchtold served as Senior Vice President of Wilshire Financial Services Group Inc. and its sister company Wilshire Credit Corporation. Prior to 1990, Mr. Berchtold was the owner-operator of his own business that included a dinner house, catering company and other food service concepts, and was active in the Restaurants of Oregon Association. Mr. Berchtold holds a BSC degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Santa Clara.

Gregg Nettleton, President and Chief Operating Officer – Buffalo’s Franchise Concepts, Inc.

Gregg Nettleton has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Buffalo’s Franchise Concepts, Inc. since October 2016. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Nettleton served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GBS Enterprises, an international management consulting firm, since 2011. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Nettleton also concurrently served as the Executive Vice President of Development of TransX Systems, Inc., an mBaSS mobile platform company, which he developed, positioned and marketed to secure two successful rounds of funding. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Nettleton served as a consultant and Board member Black Angus Steakhouses, LLC. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Chief Marketing officer of International House of Pancakes Inc. and received the award for Turnaround Chain of the Year in 2003, and from 2000 to 2001, he served as Interim Chief Marketing Officer of Applebee’s International, Inc. Mr. Nettleton received his B.S. in Management Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo in Geneseo, New York and his M.B.A. in Marketing and Sales from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Thayer D. Wiederhorn, Chief Marketing Officer

Thayer D. Wiederhorn has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of FAT Brands Inc. since March 2017. As CMO, he has overseen global branding and marketing for over 200 corporate and franchise owned Fatburger and Buffalo’s Cafe restaurants across 9 states and over 18 countries. His responsibilities include overseeing all franchisor marketing initiatives, brand advertising funds, websites, social media, menu analysis, menu development, new product development, mobile and digital strategy, customer satisfaction, agency relationships, public relations, media buying, LSM (local store marketing) programs, 4-wall in-store merchandising, partnerships and promotions, retail licensing product lines, product placements and experiential marketing. Mr. Wiederhorn served as Vice President Marketing of Fatburger North America Inc. and Buffalo's Franchise Concepts Inc. From June 2012 – March 2017 as well as Director of Marketing of Fatburger North America Inc. from July 2011 – June 2012 as well as Marketing Coordinator from April 2011 – June 2011 and Brand Development Agent from October 2010 –April 2011.

Taylor A. Wiederhorn, Chief Development Officer

Taylor A. Wiederhorn has served as the Chief Development Officer of FAT Brands Inc. since March 2017. Prior to his role as CDO, Mr. Wiederhorn held the position of Vice President of Franchise Marketing and Development of Fatburger North America Inc. and Buffalo's Franchise Concepts Inc. since September 2011. Mr. Wiederhorn is involved in the marketing and recruitment of international and domestic franchisees as well as the sales of over 100 franchise restaurants for both the Fatburger and Buffalo’s Cafe brands. Mr. Wiederhorn served as the Director of Marketing from October 2010 until September 2011. Prior to that time, he worked on the Fatburger food truck and in various Fatburger restaurants throughout Los Angeles. Mr. Wiederhorn graduated from University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in December 2010 with a major in Business Administration and concentration in corporate finance.