Daniel T. Accordino has been Chairman of the Board of the Company since January 2015 and President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of the Company since February 1993. Before that, Mr. Accordino served as Executive Vice President—Operations from December 1986 and as Senior Vice President of Carrols from April 1984. From 1979 to April 1984, he was Vice President of Carrols responsible for restaurant operations, having previously served as our Assistant Director of Restaurant Operations. Mr. Accordino has been an employee of ours since 1972.
Jose E. Cil has served as a Director since January 2015. Mr. Cil was appointed as Executive Vice President and President, Burger King, of Restaurant Brands International Inc., effective December 15, 2014. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and President of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Burger King Europe GmbH from November 2010 until December 2014. Mr. Cil also served as Vice President and Regional General Manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Florida from February 2010 to November 2010. From September 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Cil served as Vice President of Company Operations of BKC and from September 2005 to September 2008, he served as Division Vice President, Mediterranean and NW Europe Divisions, EMEA, of Burger King Espana.
Hannah Craven has served as Director since March 2015. Ms. Craven is a co-founder and partner of Stone-Goff Partners LLC, which we refer to as "Stone-Goff", a private equity firm that focuses on investments in the consumer, business services, media, education, information, and retail/e-commerce industries. Prior to founding Stone-Goff and its predecessor funds, Ms. Craven was a Managing Director and General Partner of Sandler Capital Management, a private equity firm specializing in investments in the media, communications, and information services industries, where she served as a key investment professional in five sequential private equity partnerships, was a general partner of Sandler’s long/short hedge fund, and served on the Investment Advisory Board of a high yield CBO. Ms. Craven has over 20 years of experience investing in private equity transactions. Ms. Craven serves on several boards of directors of private portfolio companies of Stone-Goff.
Ms. Craven brings significant experience with the strategic, financial and operational issues of consumer and services companies in connection with her service on the boards of a number of her current and prior firms' past and current portfolio companies.
Manuel A. Garcia III has served as Director since November 2013 and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Chef Creations, Inc. a privately owned supplier and manufacturer of ready-to-eat custom food products, since 1998. Mr. Garcia also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Coast Management, Inc., a privately owned operator of various restaurants in the Orlando, Florida area, since 1996. Mr. Garcia previously served on the Board of Directors of Burger King Corporation from 2003 until October 2010. From 1969 until 2000 Mr. Garcia operated Burger King® restaurants as a franchisee eventually owning and operating a total of 66 Burger King® restaurants.
Mr. Garcia brings significant experience with the strategic, financial and operational issues of restaurant companies in connection with his service on the Board of Directors of Burger King Corporation, his ownership and operation of Burger King® and other restaurants, and his service on the board of directors of private restaurant companies.
Joel M. Handel has served as a Director since December 2006. Since November 2008, Mr. Handel has been a partner in the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. From 2001 until November 2008 Mr. Handel was a partner in the law firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP which merged with and became a part of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner on December 1, 2006. From 1976 to 2001 he was managing partner of the law firm of Baer Marks & Upham LLP.
David Harris has served as a Director since May 2012. Prior to that, he served as President of Grant Capital, Inc., a private investment company, since January 2002. From May 2001 until December 2001, Mr. Harris served as a Managing Director in the investment banking division of ABN Amro Securities LLC. From September 1997 until May 2001, Mr. Harris served as a Managing Director and Sector Head of the Retail, Consumer and Leisure Group of ING Barings LLC, a financial institution. From 1986 to 1997, Mr. Harris served in various capacities as a member of the investment banking group of Furman Selz LLC. Mr. Harris is a director of Rex American Resources Corporation and Steiner Leisure Limited. Mr. Harris currently serves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of Steiner Leisure Limited and is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Stein Leisure Limited. He also serves on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee of Rex American Resources Corporation and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Rex American Resources Corporation.
Alexandre Macedo has served as a Director since October 2013. He currently serves as an EVP, President, North America of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. Mr. Macedo was appointed President of North America in April 2013. He joined Burger King Worldwide, Inc. in 2011 as SVP Marketing, North America, and later was General Manager of the North America Franchise Business. Prior to joining Burger King, Mr. Macedo was a founder and partner of True Marketing, a Brazilian based marketing consulting firm from 2008 to 2011. Prior to this, he was head of the Brahma Beer business unit at AmBev from 2003 through 2007. Mr. Macedo received an MBA from Insead in 2003 and BS from NYU Stern School of Business in 1998.