Saed Mohseni Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Saed Mohseni joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer in February 2007 and assumed the additional role of President in September 2009. Mr. Mohseni has also served as a director of the Company since June 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Mohseni was the chief executive officer (January 2000-February 2007) and a director (2004-2007) of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Mohseni joined McCormick & Schmick's in 1986 as a general manager. During his time at McCormick & Schmick's, he also held the positions of senior manager (1988-1993), vice president of operations-California (1993-1997), and senior vice president of operations (1997-1999). Mr. Mohseni attended Portland State University and Oregon State University. Mr. Mohseni's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his knowledge of our company and the restaurant industry and his years of leadership at our company.
James J. O'Connor Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
James J. O'Connor joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary in February 2007. For the six years prior to joining us, Mr. O'Connor held various senior level financial positions, including Chief Financial Officer of the Wendy's Brand, at Wendy's International, Inc. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. O'Connor served as Senior Manager of Financial Reporting for Tween Brands. Mr. O'Connor previously served as a Senior Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1985 until 1998. Mr. O'Connor is a CPA and earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Accounting and Finance from the Ohio State University.
Brian O'Malley Chief Operating Officer
Brian O'Malley was appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2010 and has served as Senior Vice President of Operations, BRIO, since 2006. Mr. O'Malley joined the Company in 1996 as the General Manager of BRAVO! Dayton. Mr. O'Malley was promoted to District Partner in 1999, Director of Operations in 2000 and to Vice President of Operations in 2004. Prior to joining us, Mr. O'Malley was employed with Sante Fe Steakhouse, where he held positions as a General Manager, Director of Training and Regional Manager. Mr. O'Malley earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Speech Communications and Hospitality Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.