John is the Managing Member of JAMCO Interests LLC, the majority owner of Amici Partners Group, LLC which owns and operates Friendly’s®. As an operating partner of TriArtisan Capital Advisors LLC and its predecessors, John participated in the acquisition of both TGI Friday’s and P.F. Chang’s® and served as interim Chairman and CEO of TGI Friday’s and CEO for P.F. Chang’s following those acquisitions. Prior to joining Amici Partners, John served as Chairman of Rave Cinemas and Chairman and CEO of Blockbuster, Taco Bell and Circle K. JAMCO is also the principal owner of BRIX Holdings, LLC and John is Chairman of BRIX. JAMCO is a member of TriArtisan TGIF Partners LLC, the majority owner of TGIF Holdings LLC which owns and operates TGI Friday’s® with over 900 restaurants in 60 countries worldwide. John began his career at the 7-Eleven convenience store chain and held numerous senior management positions during his 20-year tenure including Senior Vice President for the 8,000-outlet chain with responsibility for worldwide operations and marketing.
Larry is the financial advisor for Friendly’s Restaurants and Brix Holdings, LLC. He’s also a member of JAMCO Interests LLC, which is the majority owner of Amici Partners Group, LLC which owns and operates Friendly’s® and principal owner of BRIX Holdings. Larry previously served as Chief Financial Officer of P.F. Chang’s and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Blockbuster, Inc. He also served as Chief Financial Officer, President and Board Member of Petro Stopping Centers, a national chain of truck stops. He began his career at the Circle K convenience store chain and held various management positions there including Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
Mitzi is the Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Business Development for Friendly’s Restaurants and BRIX Holdings, LLC. Mitzi is a member of JAMCO Interests LLC, which is the majority owner of Amici Partners Group, LLC which owns and operates Friendly’s® and principal owner of BRIX Holdings. Prior to joining Amici and BRIX, she was Associate Corporate Counsel and later Vice President of Legal & Digital Content at Blockbuster.
Roberto is the Chief Experience Officer for Friendly’s Restaurants and BRIX Holdings, LLC. Prior to joining Friendly’s Restaurants and BRIX Holdings, Roberto served in various roles for P.F. Chang’s over 18 years, most recently as the chief operating officer of global development. While there, he led the concept adaptation, development and opening of restaurants across 30 countries. Additionally, throughout his career, he has held positions in hospitality, training, food and beverage, culinary, operations, and international franchise development. He brings with him extensive knowledge of delivering on the guest experience and brand promise for fine dining restaurants, QSRs and luxury hotels.
Carissa De Santis is the Chief Technology Officer of Friendly’s Restaurants and BRIX Holdings, LLC and oversees all enterprise-wide technology and digital efforts across the Friendly's Restaurants and BRIX Brands portfolio. De Santis has more than 15 years of experience as a technology and operational leader for global restaurant organizations and, prior to joining Friendly’s Restaurants and BRIX Holdings, she was most recently Chief Information Officer at Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., where she led the technology group driving significant growth across all their channels and brands. Prior to that, she led all restaurant technology for the global TGI Fridays chain, where she focused on improving and integrating all systems-enabled initiatives for their in-store experiences.
Dawn is the Chief Operating Officer for Friendly's Restaurants, which operates over 130 (company operated and franchised) friendly, full-service restaurants serving signature entrees, burgers, sandwiches, and hand-crafted, specialty ice cream. Dawn began her career at Friendly's Restaurants as an operations manager and has been with the Friendly’s brand for over 40 years. Currently, she is in charge of a multi-functional team of employees from corporate operations to franchise operations and training. Dawn previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer for J&B Restaurant Partners, where she oversaw operations for the largest franchisee in the Friendly's organization, as well as multiple beach restaurants, bars, and the Gatsby on the Ocean Catering Hall.
Rick is the Chief Financial Officer of BRIX Holdings, LLC. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer for Friendly’s Restaurants. He oversees the financial and accounting functions across all brands under BRIX Holdings. Rick has 30 years of executive experience in the retail and restaurant industries, most recently serving as CFO for TGI Fridays, where he was responsible for the brands financial functions. Prior, he worked as a senior director of finance for Blockbuster and senior financial analyst for Dollar Rent A car.
Sherif serves as Chief Executive Officer of BRIX Holdings, LLC. He focuses on supporting the group in the areas of strategic positioning, growth, M&A, and as a strategic resource for the management teams of the current portfolio companies including BRIX Holdings, LLC. Prior to this role, Mityas has held various executive positions in consulting and the retail-restaurant industry sectors most notably as the chief experience officer for TGI FRIDAYS and as the chief executive officer for Hollywood Video/Movie Gallery.