Salvatore Rincione, CEOSal has over 18 years’ experience in Franchising and Multi Unit Restaurant Operations. In addition, Sal has overseen New Concept Development, Store Design, Construction Management and Real Estate Selection. Sal’s previous position was the Vice President of Operations and ultimately the Vice President of Real Estate and Construction, for Red Mango USA. Sal was responsible for the Development of over 300+ Red Mango Locations within North and South America, to include Puerto Rico and Mexico in a seven year span.
Irma Norton – CFOIrma Norton is an operations-oriented financial executive with over 15 years experience with businesses ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies. Most recently, Norton was the controller for Handmade Bow Company, a privately held consumer products company. Prior to that position, Norton was the CFO for the Dunkin' Donuts master franchisee in Mexico. In her five year tenure with Dunkin' Donuts, she was instrumental in growing the chain from zero to 100 stores in Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana. She also was a leader in the start-up of La Fabrica, a chain of convenience stores in Mexico owned by Minsa, a large publicly held flour processing company. Norton holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico and is a graduate of the distinguished Executive Management Program of ITAM in Mexico City.
Walter Pomerleau - Vice President of Operations and MarketingWalter Pomerleau has been in the restaurant industry for the past 25 years. After graduating from UMass, Amherst, Walter began his hospitality career with the Ground Round/American Hospitality, Inc.. He held various positions within multi-unit operations management for the Ground Round where he won numerous achievement awards. Walter joined the UFood Grill Operations team back in 2002 and now serves as Vice President of Operations and Marketing. Walter's responsibilities include overall operations of both company and franchise locations, marketing, Information Technology, and restaurant design while assisting with training and business development.
Bob DiBartolomeo, Vice President of Franchise DevelopmentBob comes with over 30 years’ experience in Franchising and Brand Development. Bob has successfully built franchise brands that include 7Eleven, Quiznos, Dunkin Donuts, and most recently Red Mango Cafe, Red Brick Pizza, and Smoothie Factory. Bob is directly responsible for the sales of over 250 Red Mango locations for North and South America in a six year span.
Keith Seeber - Corporate Executive ChefChef Keith Seeber brings both culinary knowledge and business expertise to UFood Grill. With ten years in the restaurant business, a B.S. in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson and Wales University and MBA from Cornell University Keith has a mindset for strategic innovation and optimization in UFood Grill’s product offerings. Most recently Chef Seeber worked with Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. as a corporate chef working with the Bonefish Grill and Outback Steakhouse brands in product optimization, creative recipe development, and new product roll-outs. With both a passion for culinary arts and healthy eating, Chef Seeber ensures that UFood Grill’s food is always high quality, delicious, and better for you.
Stephanie Hunter - Director of Operations and TrainingStephanie Hunter has been in the restaurant industry for 12 years. Stephanie began her career with LoFat,KnowFat in 2002, evolving with the concept as it became UFood Grill in 2005. She has held various positions within the concept, most focusing on staff development and knowledge. In 2011, Stephanie joined the Operations Department as Director of Training. During that time, Stephanie developed and executed training that serve as a standard for current franchise openings. Stephanie now serves as Director of Operations and Training.