Norman J. Abdallah, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Abdallah has served as Chief Executive Officer since November 2016 and has served as a Board Member since 2011. Most recently, he was an operating partner for CIC Partners, where he acted in an operating and investing role in their restaurant portfolio companies. Prior to joining CIC, Mr. Abdallah served as interim CEO of Dinosaur BBQ while establishing a restaurant investment platform for a family office with a wide mandate to invest in quality brands in the restaurant industry, leading the acquisition of Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ. Previously, he led the turnaround at Romano's Macaroni Grill that resulted in a sale to Ignite Restaurant Group. Before joining Macaroni Grill (a concept owned by Golden Gate Capital) as Chief Executive Officer and President in July 2010, Norman held the same position at Sun Capital owned Restaurants Unlimited, a multi-concept company consisting of 14 brands. Mr. Abdallah currently serves on the board of the National Restaurant Association.

Neil Thomson, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Thomson has served as Chief Financial Officer since May 2017. Prior to Del Frisco’s, he served as Chief Growth Officer of the Pizza Hut Asia Pacific region. Before that, Mr. Thomson served as the Chief Development Officer for Pizza Hut International from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, he served for two years as the Vice President of Finance for Yum! Restaurants International. He also served as the CFO of Yum! Restaurant International’s India subcontinent for four years, as well as Director of Financial Control & Field Finance for KFC UK. Prior to joining Yum!, Mr. Thomson held the role of Finance Director at an internet start-up company where he successfully raised two rounds of capital from private investors and established the company's finance function.

Mia Meachem, Chief Marketing Officer

Ms. Meachem has served as Chief Marketing Officer since July 2018. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing, with a track record of success in a variety of luxury environments, including restaurants, retail and fashion. Most recently, Ms. Meachem served as Chief Marketing Officer at Highland Park Village, where she focused on driving customer growth and elevating the brand’s identity and visibility, amongst other responsibilities. Prior to Highland, she served in critical marketing roles at a variety of other companies, including Neiman Marcus Group, Burt’s Bees and Estée Lauder Companies, and has driven results throughout her career by engaging consumers via new products and services, experiences and digital initiatives.

Scott C. Smith, President of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Mr. Smith has served as President of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse since September 2018. Prior to this role, he served as the President of Sullivan’s Steakhouse since January 2017. Previously, Mr. Smith was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Day Star Restaurant Group, the parent company to Texas Land and Cattle and Lone Star Steakhouse. Prior to Day Star Restaurant Group, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President of Romano's Macaroni Grill. He also held two leadership roles at Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. including Chief Executive Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Smith also served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Amer Restaurant Division at Amer Group, Chief Operating Officer and President of Springfield Restaurant Group, President of Restaurant eFund, Founder and Partner of TRH Restaurants, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Casual Dining Division of Quality Dining, Inc. and Director of Franchise Operations at Brinker International.

Brandon Coleman, III, President of Del Frisco's Grille

Mr. Coleman has served as President of Del Frisco’s Grille since September 2017. Before this role, he served as Chief Marketing Officer from December 2016 until September 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Coleman served as Management Consultant & Chief Executive Officer of Brava Partners, the management consulting firm he founded in 2014. Previously, he held the role of Chief Marketing Officer of the consumer technology company Snapfinger, Inc., where he led sales, marketing, and product development to successfully position the startup for acquisition. Prior to Snapfinger, Mr. Coleman served as Chief Marketing Officer of Romano's Macaroni Grill. Prior to that, Mr. Coleman served as Vice President of Marketing for Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. (RUI) where he spearheaded a series of successful brand campaigns to establish the brand positioning to drive sales for RUI's 14 portfolio brands. He began his professional career at global advertising firm McCann after receiving a bachelor's degree in marketing from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

Adam Halberg, President of Barcelona Wine Bar

Mr. Halberg has served as President of Barcelona Wine Bar since June 2018. Prior to joining our company, from June 2016 to June 2018, Mr Halberg lead the Barcelona Wine Bar brand as President and as Senior Vice President of Operations at Barteca Holdings, LLC. Prior to this role Mr. Halberg served as the Senior Vice President of Culinary for the Barteca Restaurant Group, overseeing all kitchens and Purchasing for both Barcelona Wine Bar and bartaco from April 2014 to June 2016. Prior to the Mr. Halberg held a position of Culinary Director for Barcelona Wine Bar from 2008 to 2014 and for bartaco from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining Barcelona Wine Bar, Mr. Halberg held Chef positions at award-winning restaurants in Boston and Atlanta. He trained in kitchens in Italy and Spain under multiple James Beard Award winning chefs.

Sabato Sagaria, President of bartaco

Mr. Sagaria has served as President of bartaco since June 2018. Prior to joining our company, from October 2017 to June 2018, Mr. Sagaria lead the bartaco brand as President, at Barteca Holdings, LLC, where he has led the team overseeing operations, culinary, learning and development through its growth and integration to 19 restaurants in eleven states. Prior to this role Mr. Sagaria served as Chief Restaurant Officer for Union Square Hospitality Group from November 2013 to October 2017 growing their collection of restaurants from eight to 18 throughout New York City. Prior to Union Square Hospitality Group, from 2007 to 2013, Mr. Sagaria presided over the food and beverage operations at The Little Nell Hotel in Aspen Colorado as Food and Beverage director. Prior to this role Mr. Sagaria Wine Director at The Inn at Little Washington from 2006 to October 2007. Mr. Sagaria's wine career began in 1997 at The Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, as Beverage Director. In 2012 Mr. Sagaria passed Master Sommelier exam becoming the 120th Master Sommelier in the United States and is one of 250 Master Sommeliers worldwide.

William S. Martens, III, Chief Development Officer

Mr. Martens has served as Chief Development Officer since November 2016. Previously, he served as Vice President of Development & Construction since 2011 and is responsible for market planning, site selection, site acquisition and construction for Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group’s (DFRG) three concepts and oversees concept design, portfolio management and facilities operations. Mr. Martens joined Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (DFRG) in 2008 as Director of Development and was responsible for all facets of new unit development and established the infrastructure to support the Company’s growth in new and existing markets. Prior to joining Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (DFRG), Mr. Martens served as Vice President of Portfolio Management at Hudson Americas, LLC, from 2007 to 2008. Previously, Mr. Martens spent nine years with Yum! Brands, where he held multiple leadership roles in Finance and Development, including the position of Senior Manager of Development. In this role, he worked with senior brand leadership teams to develop market plans, define asset strategies and make capital appropriations decisions for approximately 350 new restaurants annually.

April L. Scopa, Chief People Officer

Ms. Scopa has served as Chief People Officer since November 2016. Previously, she served as Vice President of People and Education since June 2011 and is responsible for recruiting, human resources, talent development & training strategy. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Scopa worked with Landmark Leisure Group, a national leader in entertainment development since June 2010 and served as VP of People & Development, beginning in January 2011, where she led the HR, recruiting, new store opening development, employee relations, talent management and personnel development strategy. Prior to Landmark, Ms. Scopa spent eight years with The Capital Grille, an upscale steakhouse division of Darden Restaurants, as Director of Operations and Senior Director of Training, where her responsibilities most recently included quality of operations, people and P&L results for six locations. Prior to The Capital Grille, Ms. Scopa also worked for C.A. Muer Corporation and LongHorn Steakhouse, both in a training and operations capacity.

Thomas G. Dritsas, SVP of Culinary & Corporate Executive Chef

Mr. Dritsas has served as Vice President of Culinary & Corporate Executive Chef since December 2006 and oversees the day to day culinary operations of Del Frisco's, Sullivan's and the Grille. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Dritsas served as Corporate Executive Chef for Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc., during which time he oversaw the daily culinary operations for each of its concepts. Mr. Dritsas joined Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. in 1999 and served in various culinary capacities, including as part of new opening teams. Prior to joining Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Mr. Dritsas assisted in the opening of numerous independent restaurants and operated his own restaurant.

Juan Salas, Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Salas has served as Chief Technology Officer since June 2017. In his role, Mr. Salas will partner with senior brand leadership developing technology strategies to implement best-in-class enterprise systems. He is responsible for Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (DFRG) technology, information, and data security platforms. Prior to joining DFRG, Mr. Salas served as Chief Information Officer for Dallas based Good Smoke Restaurant Group, owner and operator of Dinosaur Restaurants, LLC and Jim ‘n Nicks BBQ. Mr. Salas brings 25 + years restaurant and technology experience to DFRG, previously serving in Technology Leadership roles for brands such as: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, AFC Enterprises and Fired Up, Inc. During Mr. Salas’ tenure with these brands, he has successfully lead large scale systems integrations, developed growth platforms, and implemented startup businesses.