John Fuller - Since 2010
President/CEO/CFO: Originally hired as the CFO of Johnny Rockets, in April 2008, Fuller previously managed business finances for restaurant companies that include Rubio's, Del Taco and CKE Restaurants. "My vision is to embrace our Guest-focused model that recognizes and addresses every level of customer within the organization, from the top down, and to bring greater market penetration by delivering the right Johnny Rockets concepts in the right locations." Fuller received a BA in Economics from UCLA and resides in Southern California. Assuming the President and CEO position just 11 months prior, he was featured in the international CBS hit series, "Undercover Boss," in December 2010.
Executive Team (By Last Name)
Marc Abenoja - Director, International Operations
An integral part of Johnny Rockets, since June 1993, Abenoja has vast experience with the brand. He served as a Certified Training Manager, for seven years, showing the ropes to hundreds of international and domestic restaurant managers. He was also a key element in the brand's successful expansion on the East Coast, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Atlanta, Tennessee and Virginia, as well as what are now 11 restaurants on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ships. From there, he became Johnny Rockets' District Manager for Florida and Tennessee, then Corporate Training Manager, in 2000. In that role, he revamped the entire training system for both hourly and management positions and created effective procedures for new restaurant openings. In his current position as Director of International Operations, Abenoja oversees day-to-day operations and has managed all training aspects of new openings in markets that include the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cyprus, Chile, Germany, Panama, Philippines and South Korea.
Chris Carver - SVP, Operations
With Johnny Rockets since July, 2007, Carver has held the Franchise Operations titles of Director, Executive Director and Vice President. He has worked diligently toward - and succeeded in - creating mutually beneficial relationships throughout the Johnny Rockets Franchise community and has been key in managing the effectiveness of the newly formed Franchise Leadership Council. Prior to joining the Company, Carver was an educator, franchisee and executive with brands that include Togo's and Allied Domecq, now Dunkin Brands. He holds Masters degrees in both psychology and education.
Steve Devine - SVP, International Development
Steve brings a multitude of experience with franchising and restaurant operations. He currently works with international franchise partners to develop their restaurants and territories through proven sales and operations methods, as well as effective brand building and leadership skills. His passion for guest satisfaction is reflected in his success with market development, training and the popularity of the Johnny Rockets experience, worldwide. Prior to joining Johnny Rockets, in 2001, Steve led restaurant operations for Sizzler, Wrapsters and Kenny Rogers Roasters.
Alan Hinson - Executive Director, Legal Services and Secretary
Originally joined Johnny Rockets in November 2004 as Manager, Development Services. He was promoted to his current position in June 2008, and is responsible for preparing, reviewing and negotiating all franchise and development contracts for the company. He was elected Secretary of the Corporation in June 2008. Prior to joining Johnny Rockets, he served as Real Estate Contracts Manager for CKE Restaurants, Inc., for almost eight years.
Cozette Koerber - VP of Brand Marketing and Corporate Communications:
Koerber manages the reputation and overall voice of the Johnny Rockets brand. She also oversees the Public Relations, Internal Communications and Social Media activities for the Company and serves as its corporate spokesperson. Heralding from world-class lifestyle brands that include Jenny Craig, Sony, Domino's Pizza, Eddie Bauer and PETsMART, Koerber specializes in creating a cohesive tone and message platform for growing global companies.
David Kreizinger - Vice President, Finance
As of June, 2011, Kreizinger is responsible for monitoring and reporting the performance of the Company and oversees the Accounting and Human Resources departments. Kreizinger was the VP of Hotel Finance for Sunstone Hotel Properties, since October, 2005. Prior to that, he was Controller for Scantron Corporation and Edwards Theatres Management. He earned his CPA while with Ernst & Young and graduated from University of California Santa Barbara. Kreizinger currently lives in Irvine.
Lacy Novell Morris - Executive Director, Information Technology
With Johnny Rockets, since 2008, Morris has been incremental in revamping and launching the Company's reporting and communication systems, gift and credit card programs, Web site overhaul, e-Commerce solutions and acquisition of valuable new hard and software to streamline operations. Prior to joining the Company, he spent 8 years at Rubio's Restaurants, first as Project Manager and then as Store Systems Technical Manager. He was also a Principal Developer at SkyPoint Technologies. Morris is a Multiple Industry Certified Solutions Expert, specializing in the development of Corporate Enterprise Systems and public website development. His 15 years of experience have proven beneficial to every department within the Johnny Rockets organization.
Paul Nishiyama - VP, Corporate Restaurant Operations
Nishiyama is a seasoned veteran of the restaurant industry, with over 21 years of experience, and oversees both Johnny Rockets' Company-owned restaurant operations and IT department. Before coming on board with Johnny Rockets in 2008, he was integral in growing the Rubios Restaurant chain from 2 stores to a successful 180 locations. He has helped develop Johnny Rockets IT systems by launching various, advanced software, hardware and telecom systems suitable for both corporate and franchise stores and became head of Company restaurants, in August 2011.
Cris Pangan - VP, Development
Under his direction, Johnny Rockets has made great strides in developing new floor plans and design standards for a variety of new venues. Since joining Johnny Rockets, in 2010, Pangan has cultivated relationships with and earned the respect of several key internal and external constituents. His 21 years of experience includes various domestic and international positions with Yum Brands, such as Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and Chevy's, as well as Asia Franchise Brands.