Tony Gioia Tony Gioia

Chairman and CEO, Togo’s Holdings, LLC

Tony & Togo’s: In 2007, Tony Gioia and Mainsail Partners, a leading growth equity firm, acquired Togo’s Eateries, a multi-unit premium sandwich concept, from Dunkin’ Brands Inc. Today, Tony serves as Chairman and CEO of Togo’s Holdings, LLC, which operates more than 240 locations across the Western United States.

Professional Experience: Tony has more than 30 years of business-building achievements within the grocery, restaurant, packaged foods, and beverage and consumer products industries. Tony’s proven track record of formulating brand development and consumer focused initiatives has been successful with Fortune 100, high-growth, turn-around, public, and start-up companies.

Corporate Leadership:
Company Position Held
 Tully’s Coffee President & CEO
 Southwest Supermarkets, LLC. President & CEO
 Baskin-Robbins President
 Dunkin’ Donuts Officer
 Wolfgang Puck Foods Co-founder & COO
 PepsiCo Strategic Brand Marketing
 Bristol-Meyers Squibb (Clairol Division) Strategic Brand Marketing
 Western Associates of Food Chains Board Member
 City of Hope Board Member
 United Way, California Board Member

Business Philosophy: Tony believes that all successful people operate with similar mindsets – refusing to accept barriers and doing whatever it takes to realize a goal. He considers the unrelenting pursuit of one’s passion to be the driving force behind all thriving people and the standout trait that sets each individual apart from the rest.

Passion for Franchise: In order to further strengthen Togo’s reputation throughout California and surrounding states as a West Coast Original, Tony keeps his passion for the franchise model and his dedication to the franchisee in the forefront of his mind. It is both his promise and obligation to build a system that mutually benefits the individual franchisees and the overall success of the Togo’s brand. Rather than having a large number of average-performing stores in operation, Tony believes in slow and steady growth to ensure that existing locations are successful.

Favorites Togo’s Menu Item: #24 – Avocado and Turkey Sandwich

Renae Scott Renae Scott

Vice President of Branding & Marketing, Togo’s Eateries, Inc.

Renae & Togo’s: Renae Scott joined Togo’s as vice president of branding and marketing in March 2009 and oversees new product development, marketing and managing.

A visionary and strategist, Renae supervises all aspects of brand management. She has led Togo’s brand-rejuvenation efforts through her in-store experience – working to redesign the company’s logo, menu boards, uniforms and packaging. In addition, Renae has developed a new store prototype and remodel package for franchisees, and has been instrumental in launching new and limited time offer marketing promotions and public relations campaigns.

Professional Experience: Renae is an experienced executive and strategic marketer, having managed several nationally recognized brands within the restaurant, food and beverage, consumer products and non-profit industries.

Corporate Leadership:
Company Position Held
 Carl’s Jr. Vice President of Media and Field Marketing
 Round Table Pizza Chief Marketing Officer

Education: Bachelor of Arts in communications with a minor in journalism from California State University, Sacramento.

Non-profit Contributions: Renae is deeply committed to her work in the non-profit sector. Most recently, she served on the Board of Directors for the flagship program of the San Francisco Giants Community Fund, the Junior Giants that provides baseball programs for children. She has also raised more than $500,000 for the Breast Cancer Foundation, as both a volunteer and board member.

Favorites Togo’s Menu Item: #24 – Avocado and Turkey Sandwich

Todd Peterson Todd Peterson

Vice President of Franchise Sales

Todd & Togo’s: Todd Peterson joined Togo’s Sandwiches as vice president of franchise sales in July 2009. He is responsible for leading the company’s large network of franchise operations.

At the forefront of Togo’s rapid yet careful franchise growth has been Todd, leading corporate development and brand-refresh initiatives to drive expansion.

Professional Experience: Todd is a leader in franchise sales and development with a large portfolio of brand development and expansion throughout the United States and international markets.

Corporate Leadership:
Company Position Held
 CiCi’s Pizza Director of Franchise Sales
 Sizzler Restaurants Vice President of Franchise Development
 Damon’s Grill Director of Franchise Sales

Education: Bachelor of Arts in marketing from Westmar University in Iowa.

Favorites Togo’s Menu Item: #8 – Turkey, Roast Beef & Cheese Sandwich

Rand Ferris Rand Ferris

Vice President of Operations, Togo’s Eateries, Inc.

Rand & Togo’s: Rand Ferris joined Togo’s Sandwiches as vice president of operations in 2010. He assumes responsibility for operations including: franchised and company-owned stores, training and new restaurant construction.

A hands-on management approach, by Rand, plays a key role in effectively carrying out Togo’s aggressive strategic growth plans while continuing to focus on supporting the Togo’s franchise system.

Professional Experience: Rand is an accomplished executive with nearly 30 years of experience in executive management, business development and restaurant operations. He brings a specialized focus on operations in the restaurant industry. Having served for nearly a decade as vice president of franchise operations for International House of Pancakes (IHOP), he was involved in opening more than 500 new restaurants for the IHOP brand.

Corporate Leadership:
Company Position Held
 R. Ferris and Associates Business and Operations Consultant
 IHOP Corp. Vice President of Franchise Operations
 Nut Tree President and General Manager
 Blum’s of San Francisco Director of Retail Operations
 Grand American Fare, Inc. Vice President of Operations

Education: Master’s in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Chico

Favorites Togo’s Menu Item: #9 – Hot Pastrami Sandwich on Wheat

Susan Koch Susan Koch

Vice President of Finance, Togo’s Eateries, Inc.

Susan & Togo’s: Susan Koch joined Togo’s in August 1997 as director of finance, and was promoted in January 2011 to vice president of finance.

Her hands-on experience and historical knowledge of the 40-year-old brand serves as an invaluable asset in effectively managing Togo’s finances and contributing directly to the company’s overall success.

Professional Experience: Susan is a certified public accountant, financial planner and a seasoned professional with an outstanding history of success in managing finances large national brands.

Corporate Leadership:
Company Position Held
 PepsiCo (Pizza Hut division) Finance Manager
 ServiceMaster Management Services Controller/Regional Director of Finance
 Arthur Andersen Audit Manager

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting, with a minor in computer programming from the University of North Texas.

Favorites Togo’s Menu Item: #10 – Pastrami Reuben in a Wheat Wrap

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