Deborah M. Derby
President and Chief Executive Officer
Deborah M. Derby has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2023, and has also served as a director of Carrols Restaurant Group since June 2018. Ms. Derby has significant experience leading multi-unit, consumer-focused companies that includes an almost 15-year career at Toys “R” Us, Inc. between 2000 and 2015 where she served in a variety of senior executive positions including President of Babies “R” Us and Vice Chairman of Toys “R” Us. She has also served as the President of Horizon Group USA, Inc., a wholesaler of craft components and activity kits, from 2016 until June 2020. Ms. Derby has served as a director of Henry Schein, Inc. since February 2021. She also served as a director of the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. from 2012 to December 2019.
Anthony E. Hull
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Anthony E. Hull has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since January 2020, and was also Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from January to April 2023. Mr. Hull most recently served as a Senior Advisor on corporate strategy and capital markets projects at Realogy Holdings Corp. and previously was the company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer from 2006 to 2018. During his tenure, he was responsible for financial and strategic planning, accounting, budgeting, capital structure, controls and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, and facilities, among other disciplines. Previously, Mr. Hull served as Executive Vice President, Finance at Cendant Corporation from 2003 to 2006. At Cendant he was responsible for financial, strategic, and capital planning and sourced, managed, and executed company-wide domestic and international mergers and acquisitions activity. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hull was Head of Finance, Accounting and IT at DreamWorks, LLC from 1996 to 2003; Chief Financial Officer at King World Productions, Inc. from 1994 to 1995; and Corporate Vice President, Financial Planning at Paramount Communications, Inc. from 1990 to 1994. He began his career at Morgan Stanley & Co. in the mergers and acquisitions department for the media/entertainment group, where he served as Associate and later Vice President from 1984 to 1990.
Chief Restaurant Officer
Joseph Hoffman has served as Chief Restaurant Officer since January 2023. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations of Carrols from May 2022 to December 2022, as a Division Vice President, Operations from June 2017 until April 2022, and as a Vice President, Region Director from June 1997 until May 2017. Mr. Hoffman has been an employee of Carrols since 1993, when he joined the Company as a District Manager.
Richard G. Cross
Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Richard G. Cross has been Vice President and Chief Development Officer since December 2021. Mr. Cross was Vice President, Real Estate from July 2001 until December 2021 and Director of Real Estate from 1994 until July 2001. He served as a Real Estate Manager from 1993 until 1994 and as a Real Estate Representative from 1987 until 1993. Mr. Cross joined Carrols in May 1984 and held various positions in the Purchasing Department until 1987.
Gerald J. DiGenova
Vice President, Human Resources
Gerald J. DiGenova has been Vice President, Human Resources since July 2001. Mr. DiGenova was Director of Human Resources from January 1996 until June 2001. He served as Director of Safety and Risk Management from 1992 until December 1995 and Personnel Manager from January 1985 until January 1992. Mr. DiGenova has been an employee of Carrols since 1973, when he began as an hourly restaurant team member.
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Ahmad Filsoof has been the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Carrols since June 2022. Prior to joining Carrols, Mr. Filsoof was Head of Sales Strategy, Operations, Enablement and Planning at Amazon Web Services from May 2020 to January 2022, where he led business strategy and planning, forecasting, management reporting and go-to-market strategy. Before Amazon Web Services, Mr. Filsoof worked at McDonald’s from August 2017 until January 2020, where, among other things, he served as Senior Director, Strategy, Insights and Strategic Initiatives. In that role, Mr. Filsoof led strategy and planning for the company’s U.S. division and was also responsible for strategy development, measuring performance and providing consumer and business insights. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Mr. Filsoof was a management consultant for ten years, including at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led client engagements across a range of industries, including retail, CPG and food services. Mr. Filsoof has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jared L. Landaw
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jared L. Landaw has served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. since February 2021. Prior to joining Carrols, Mr. Landaw was the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Barington Capital Group, L.P., an investment firm that assists publicly traded companies in designing and implementing initiatives to improve long-term value. In this role, he frequently served as a director, corporate secretary, acting general counsel or an advisor to companies in Barington's investment portfolio, providing assistance with acquisitions, director recruiting, investor relations, SEC filings, corporate compliance, corporate governance and board matters. Prior to joining Barington, Mr. Landaw was the Vice President of Law of International Specialty Products Inc. (formerly NYSE: ISP) and an associate in the New York office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Landaw received J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Managing Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.
Nathan B. Mucher
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Nathan B. Mucher has been Vice President and Chief Information Officer since November 2018. Prior to joining Carrols, Mr. Mucher served as Vice President, Information Technology for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts from 1999 until 2018. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mucher was a consultant for Novartis Animal Health from July 1998 to December 1998; a System Analyst for JS Walker & Company, an information technology consulting service provider, from 1996 until 1998; and a senior programmer for William James and Associates, an information technology consulting service firm, from 1994 until 1996. Mr. Mucher received an MBA from High Point University and a Bachelor of Business in Information Systems from Taylor University.
Vice President of Strategic Procurement & Operations Support
Gary McQuillan has been the Vice President of Strategic Procurement & Operations Support since May 2023. Prior to joining Carrols, Mr. McQuillan was Senior Vice President, Supply Chain at Horizon Group USA, Inc. from 2018 to 2023, where he led a 135-member team overseeing more than 80 contract manufacturers and spearheaded strategic sourcing processes for goods and services. Prior to that, he was as an executive at Toys “R” Us, Inc. from 2014-2018 where, among other things, he served as the Vice President – Global Product Safety, Compliance and Indirect Procurement and directed strategic sourcing and procurement processes for the company across all global markets. Prior to working at Toys “R” Us, Mr. McQuillan spent over 13 years at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) where he served in a variety of senior leadership roles, including Senior Vice President – Store Operations and Vice President of Strategic Procurement and Quality Assurance.
Vice President, Controller and Assistant Treasurer
Gretta Miles has been the Controller of Carrols since February of 2020 and its Assistant Treasurer since June 2022. She also served as its Financial Reporting Manager from November 2011 to September 2017, with responsibility for external reporting, technical accounting and board reporting, before temporarily leaving the Company to serve as the Director of Finance for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que from September 2017 to September 2018 and then Director of Accounting and Reporting at TCGplayer.com from September 2018 to February 2020. Ms. Miles, who is a licensed CPA, began her career in public accounting, first as an auditor at Deloitte from June 2003 through November 2008 in New York, NY and then as an Audit Manager at Dannible & McKee, LLP from December 2008 through November 2011 in Syracuse, NY.