Chairman, Board of Directors
Since July 2013, Mr. Barr has been our Chairman of the Board of Directors. In addition, he sits on the Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association, Mrs. Fields and TCBY, Del Frisco’s and Sullivan’s Steakhouses, and the Bistro Group (the second largest franchisee of TGI Fridays). Barr was previously the Chairman of Samuels Jewelers, Inc. at which time he led the sale of the company to Gitanjali Gems. He began his career in Atlanta with Price Waterhouse and then joined Pizza Hut, Inc. within its finance department. Barr resides in the Atlanta metropolitan area with his wife, Cynthia, and their two boys. He sits on the Board of the International Franchise Association and the Advisory Board of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, where he is also a guest lecturer.