The Sory of US

The American Dream

The US Beef Story – The Story of US – is a true classic tale of the American Dream. Arby’s had been founded only 4 years earlier by the Raffel Brothers (RB/Arby’s). Yep, that’s how Arby’s got its name. But then, in 1969, and 1,000 miles to the southwest, Arby’s famous neon 10-gallon hat lit up the sky for the first time in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when restaurateur and entrepreneur, Bob Davis, one of Arby’s pioneer franchisees, opened his first restaurant. Bob and his son, Jeff, had a clear strategy. Create economy in the communities we serve and opportunity for our associates. Today, the US Beef footprint serves hungry guests across 9 contiguous Midwest and Western states, with over 350 Arby’s restaurants and 6 Taco Bueno restaurants (Tex-Mex QSR) in NW Arkansas. With aggressive expansion plans on the table, there are many chapters yet to be written in The Story of US.

“If you’re not the one serving our guests, then serve the people who do!”

Between now and 2020, US Beef is embarking on an aggressive market development plan, including the construction of 70 new Arby’s restaurants – of which 35 are going up in the Denver market alone. By 2020, US Beef will have more than 400 restaurants. To fuel that growth, we will be actively seeking individuals who are hungry for success, have a strong work ethic, and put on a smile before leaving the house every day. It’s inbred in our culture to serve and delight our guests with a “Happy to Help” attitude, and to serve and support our restaurants 24/7 who are serving our guests.

At US Beef, it’s our time. Is it now your time to join US?

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Jeff Davis

Chairman of the Board

Jeff played a major role in the founding and subsequent rapid growth and success of US Beef. Along with his father, Bob Davis, they opened their first Arby’s restaurant in 1969, and were one of the pioneer Arby’s franchisees. Assuming the role of CEO in 1995, Jeff drove a rapid expansion strategy. He has received numerous awards for his leadership and growth of the Arby’s system over the years, including Arby’s Franchisee of the Year Award, and Arby’s Maverick Award for innovation. Jeff will serve as the Chairman of the National Restaurant Association in 2017.

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John Davis

CEO

John began his career with US Beef in 1975, starting as a crew person, and has held various positions with the company, including Director of Operations and Vice President of Development. In 2010, John was Chairman of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association Executive Committee and is an active member of the Association’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Arby’s Foundation Board and the Arby’s Restaurant Group Building Council.

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Brett Pratt

President

Brett had served US Beef as its Chief Financial Officer since 1995, and has played a significant role in the growth of US Beef. He has previously served as Chairman of the Arby’s Supply Chain Cooperative (ARCOP) Board of Trustees, based in Atlanta. And in September, 2016, he was named Chairman of the Arby’s Franchise Association Board of Directors.

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Lori Pumphrey

CFO

Lori joined US Beef in 1995, and under her influential leadership, has been directly responsible for developing financial business tools and software that are essential in managing the business operations for US Beef’s restaurants. Lori is currently a member of Financial Executive International and serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Oklahoma and as Chairman of the JA Tulsa Region Board. Lori Pumphrey was recently elected to Treasurer of the Arby’s Supply Chain Cooperative (ARCOP) Board of Trustees.

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Bo Davis

COO

Bo began working as a crew member at US Beef during summers in high school. After graduating from the University of Missouri in 2005, he returned to US Beef and began working his way up in management and to his current position of Chief Operating Officer, providing direction and guidance to the operational activities of the organization.

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Rick Morris

SR VP of Operations

Rick began his career with US Beef in 1984 as a restaurant crew person. He has worked his way through the organization as a restaurant manager, district manager, regional director, vice president and senior vice president. He has been instrumental in the successful growth of US Beef. He has designed and developed specific operating procedures that increase food safety profitability and quality. He also serves on the ARG Operations Council, whose job is to develop and review restaurant operations across the country.

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Tim Bouma

VP of Operations

Although Tim began his career with US Beef in 2008, he literally started his career in the QSR industry when he was 16 years old. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and many years of QSR leadership on his resume, Tim was a Fast Track manager with US Beef and climbed quickly through the ranks of GM, DM, RDO and ultimately, Vice President of Operations. He orchestrates cross functional teams at US Beef and is also the marketing liaison for Operations.

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Lynn Conard

VP of Development and Real Estate Counsel

Since joining US Beef in 2007, Lynn has directed the real estate development process for the company’s Arby’s and Taco Bueno restaurant locations. She also plays an integral role in landlord and franchisor relations, as well as in the execution of asset acquisitions. Prior to 2007, Lynn practiced law in Oklahoma, both in private practice and as in-house counsel to publicly traded companies. In the latter capacity, she led a 25 employee legal and contract management division. A Tulsa native, Lynn has served on multiple community non-profit boards.

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Fred Fleischner

VP of Corporate Communications

Fred joined US Beef in 2010. He had previously been VP, Marketing and Communications at Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, a Fortune 1000 company. And prior to that, President of Ad Inc, one of the Southwest’s top ten advertising agencies. He is responsible for building internal and external networks to facilitate effective communications with US Beef's 7,000 employees and all media channels.

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Lynn Modisette

VP of Marketing

Following a very successful 22 year career with the Coca Cola Company in Southern California, where she held various sales and marketing positions, Lynn joined The Bailey Company, an Arby’s franchisee in Denver, Colorado, where she was responsible for the overall performance of the company, and all marketing and media initiatives. After US Beef acquired The Bailey Company’s Arby’s restaurants in December, 2013, Lynn moved to Tulsa and now serves as its VP, Marketing, orchestrating all marketing and media channels for Arby’s largest franchisee.

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Kim Thompson

VP of Human Resources and Risk

Kim began her career with US Beef in April, 2005. After holding several key roles in the life & health insurance industry working for Prudential for over ten years, she took a brokerage position with Lockton Dunning Benefits in Dallas as a health and welfare consultant to mid and large size clients. She returned to her hometown of Tulsa in 1999 to join Marsh & McClennan, where she held the position of Senior Vice President, serving multi state clients and consulting on health, welfare, casualty and risk. During her career at Marsh, she took the lead role as the senior account executive for US Beef. Kim’s expertise is in the areas of employee benefits, employment practices and corporate risk.

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Jeff Turner

VP of Information Technology

Jeff joined US Beef in 2007 as Sr. Director of Technology and in 2010 was promoted to Vice President of Technology. Prior to coming to US Beef, Jeff was a senior IT manager at CITGO Petroleum Corporation, leading multiple domestic and international technology efforts including ERP software implementations in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Ecuador. At US Beef, Jeff is responsible for defining and executing US Beef’s technology strategy, producing multiple technologies that improve operational effectiveness and add value for the organization. He also serves on the Arby’s Technology Council, providing technology leadership for the entire Arby’s system.

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Syed Mansoor

VP of Operations

Syed is a genuine success story at US Beef. Beginning his career path as a part time closer in January, 1987, Syed’s work ethic, business acumen, and commitment to guest service quickly caught the eye of US Beef CEO John Davis and promotions soon followed. First, Assistant Manager, then Manager, and by 1993, Syed was a District Manager. In 1999, he moved to St. Louis as our Regional Director of Operations after US Beef’s acquisition of that market. He has mentored and developed over 75 managers since 1987, and helped open over 45 new restaurants in the US Beef footprint. Syed was promoted to VP of Operations in July 2015.

Jeff Davis

Chairman of the Board

Jeff played a major role in the founding and subsequent rapid growth and success of US Beef. Along with his father, Bob Davis, they opened their first Arby’s restaurant in 1969, and were one of the pioneer Arby’s franchisees. Assuming the role of CEO in 1995, Jeff drove a rapid expansion strategy. He has received numerous awards for his leadership and growth of the Arby’s system over the years, including Arby’s Franchisee of the Year Award, and Arby’s Maverick Award for innovation. Jeff will serve as the Chairman of the National Restaurant Association in 2017.

John Davis

CEO

John began his career with US Beef in 1975, starting as a crew person, and has held various positions with the company, including Director of Operations and Vice President of Development. In 2010, John was Chairman of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association Executive Committee and is an active member of the Association’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Arby’s Foundation Board and the Arby’s Restaurant Group Building Council.

Brett Pratt

President

Brett had served US Beef as its Chief Financial Officer since 1995, and has played a significant role in the growth of US Beef. He has previously served as Chairman of the Arby’s Supply Chain Cooperative (ARCOP) Board of Trustees, based in Atlanta. And in September, 2016, he was named Chairman of the Arby’s Franchise Association Board of Directors.

Lori Pumphrey

CFO

Lori joined US Beef in 1995, and under her influential leadership, has been directly responsible for developing financial business tools and software that are essential in managing the business operations for US Beef’s restaurants. Lori is currently a member of Financial Executive International and serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Oklahoma and as Chairman of the JA Tulsa Region Board. Lori Pumphrey was recently elected to Treasurer of the Arby’s Supply Chain Cooperative (ARCOP) Board of Trustees.

Bo Davis

COO

Bo began working as a crew member at US Beef during summers in high school. After graduating from the University of Missouri in 2005, he returned to US Beef and began working his way up in management and to his current position of Chief Operating Officer, providing direction and guidance to the operational activities of the organization.

Rick Morris

SR VP of Operations

Rick began his career with US Beef in 1984 as a restaurant crew person. He has worked his way through the organization as a restaurant manager, district manager, regional director, vice president and senior vice president. He has been instrumental in the successful growth of US Beef. He has designed and developed specific operating procedures that increase food safety profitability and quality. He also serves on the ARG Operations Council, whose job is to develop and review restaurant operations across the country.

Tim Bouma

VP of Operations

Although Tim began his career with US Beef in 2008, he literally started his career in the QSR industry when he was 16 years old. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and many years of QSR leadership on his resume, Tim was a Fast Track manager with US Beef and climbed quickly through the ranks of GM, DM, RDO and ultimately, Vice President of Operations. He orchestrates cross functional teams at US Beef and is also the marketing liaison for Operations.

Lynn Conard

VP of Development and Real Estate Counsel

Since joining US Beef in 2007, Lynn has directed the real estate development process for the company’s Arby’s and Taco Bueno restaurant locations. She also plays an integral role in landlord and franchisor relations, as well as in the execution of asset acquisitions. Prior to 2007, Lynn practiced law in Oklahoma, both in private practice and as in-house counsel to publicly traded companies. In the latter capacity, she led a 25 employee legal and contract management division. A Tulsa native, Lynn has served on multiple community non-profit boards.

Fred Fleischner

VP of Corporate Communications

Fred joined US Beef in 2010. He had previously been VP, Marketing and Communications at Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, a Fortune 1000 company. And prior to that, President of Ad Inc, one of the Southwest’s top ten advertising agencies. He is responsible for building internal and external networks to facilitate effective communications with US Beef's 7,000 employees and all media channels.

Lynn Modisette

VP of Marketing

Following a very successful 22 year career with the Coca Cola Company in Southern California, where she held various sales and marketing positions, Lynn joined The Bailey Company, an Arby’s franchisee in Denver, Colorado, where she was responsible for the overall performance of the company, and all marketing and media initiatives. After US Beef acquired The Bailey Company’s Arby’s restaurants in December, 2013, Lynn moved to Tulsa and now serves as its VP, Marketing, orchestrating all marketing and media channels for Arby’s largest franchisee.

Kim Thompson

VP of Human Resources and Risk

Kim began her career with US Beef in April, 2005. After holding several key roles in the life & health insurance industry working for Prudential for over ten years, she took a brokerage position with Lockton Dunning Benefits in Dallas as a health and welfare consultant to mid and large size clients. She returned to her hometown of Tulsa in 1999 to join Marsh & McClennan, where she held the position of Senior Vice President, serving multi state clients and consulting on health, welfare, casualty and risk. During her career at Marsh, she took the lead role as the senior account executive for US Beef. Kim’s expertise is in the areas of employee benefits, employment practices and corporate risk.

Jeff Turner

VP of Information Technology

Jeff joined US Beef in 2007 as Sr. Director of Technology and in 2010 was promoted to Vice President of Technology. Prior to coming to US Beef, Jeff was a senior IT manager at CITGO Petroleum Corporation, leading multiple domestic and international technology efforts including ERP software implementations in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Ecuador. At US Beef, Jeff is responsible for defining and executing US Beef’s technology strategy, producing multiple technologies that improve operational effectiveness and add value for the organization. He also serves on the Arby’s Technology Council, providing technology leadership for the entire Arby’s system.

Syed Mansoor

VP of Operations

Syed is a genuine success story at US Beef. Beginning his career path as a part time closer in January, 1987, Syed’s work ethic, business acumen, and commitment to guest service quickly caught the eye of US Beef CEO John Davis and promotions soon followed. First, Assistant Manager, then Manager, and by 1993, Syed was a District Manager. In 1999, he moved to St. Louis as our Regional Director of Operations after US Beef’s acquisition of that market. He has mentored and developed over 75 managers since 1987, and helped open over 45 new restaurants in the US Beef footprint. Syed was promoted to VP of Operations in July 2015.