Board of Directors

Jonathan Segal

Executive Chairman

Mr. Segal brings over 35 years of experience in developing and operating hotels, bars and hospitality projects to the Company. Mr. Segal served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2004 until October 30, 2017. He co-founded the Company in 2004 in order to open ONE, a pioneering restaurant in the Meatpacking District of New York. Mr. Segal began his career in the hospitality industry at age 16 with his family’s company, currently known as The Modern Group in Jersey, Channel Islands, U.K., formerly the largest leisure company in the Channel Islands. In June 2013, Jonathan won an Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 New York award and was a finalist for the national award in November 2013. Mr. Segal began serving as a Class III member of our board of directors beginning on October 16, 2013.

Emanuel “Manny” Hilario

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hilario has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since October 30, 2017 and has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2017. Prior to joining The One Group, Mr. Hilario served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sizzling Platter, a restaurant platform focused on adding and scaling segment leading brands in outstanding demographic areas across the United States and select international markets. Before joining Sizzling Platter, Mr. Hilario served as Chief Operations Officer for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. He has previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc., and Angelo and Maxie's, Inc. Mr. Hilario began his career at McDonald's and has held various financial roles within the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree from Santa Clara University.

Dimitrios J. Angelis


Mr. Angelis brings over 20 years of legal and corporate governance experience to the Company. Mr. Angelis is a practicing corporate attorney and founded Pharma Tech Law in January 2019, having previously held several general counsel positions. Mr. Angelis is also co-founder and chairman of Sparta Biopharma Inc., a private medical device company, and Gendeep, Inc., a private technology company. In addition, Mr. Angelis currently sits on several private boards and advises technology and life science companies on a wide range of matters. Mr. Angelis was on the Board of Directors of Digigrad Corporation (NASDAQ: DRAD) from August 2015 to August 2020 and OTI Inc. (NASDAQ: OTIV) from December 2012 to August 2015, including having served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of OTI America, Inc. Prior to his business leadership role at On Track Innovations, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Wockhardt, Inc. from October 2012 to December 2013, Senior Counsel at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: RDY) from October 2008 to October 2012, where he won the chairman’s award for individual excellence. Mr. Angelis also served as Chief Legal Officer at Osteotech, Inc. (NYSE: OSTE) from February to October 2008. Mr. Angelis was corporate counsel at Actavis Inc. from August 2004 to November 2007. He began his career at Mayer, Brown, LLP. Mr. Angelis currently serves as a director of AmeriHoldings (NASDAQ: AMRH). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College, a Master of Arts from California State University, and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.

Eugene M. Bullis


Eugene M. Bullis, has served as a Class II member of our Board since August 12, 2014. Mr. Bullis has served as Chair of the Audit Committee of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. from May 2013 to May 2016, and has served as a Member of the Board of Governors of The Doctors Company since December 2010. From November 2015 to November 2016, Mr. Bullis served as the Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., where he held the same position from 2007 until retirement in 2010. Prior to joining The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., Mr. Bullis served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Conseco, Inc. from May 2002 to May 2007. Previously, Mr. Bullis served in a number of senior financial officer roles primarily in technology-related businesses, including Chief Financial Officer of Wang Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Bullis began his career with a predecessor firm of what is now Ernst & Young LLP, where he advanced to audit partner. Mr. Bullis received an A.B. in Business Administration from Colby College in 1967.

James Chambers


Mr. Chambers is a Partner and Co-Founder of Hill Path Capital LP. Prior to Hill Path, Mr. Chambers was a Principal at Apollo Management, where he worked from 2009 to 2016 on a wide range of private equity and credit transactions across a variety of industries, particularly in the out-of-home entertainment, leisure, and hospitality sectors. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Chambers worked in the Consumer Retail Group in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co. where he advised consumer products, retail and restaurant companies on a variety of strategic and capital raising activities. Mr. Chambers has been a director of United Parks & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PRKS) (f/k/a SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.) since June 2019 and is a member of the Compensation Committee, Revenue Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, of which he is the Chairperson. Mr. Chambers has been a director of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) since December 2020 and is a member of the Finance Committee and the Compensation Committee, of which he is the Chairperson. Mr. Chambers has previously served on the board of directors of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., CEC Entertainment Inc. (the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese’s), Principal Maritime Tankers Corp. and Principal Chemical Carriers, LLC. Mr. Chambers graduated from Duke University in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and a Certificate in Markets and Management.

Susan Lintonsmith


Susan Lintonsmith has over 30 years of experience as a strategist and branding expert in highly competitive consumer industries. Ms. Lintonsmith currently serves as Chief Brand Officer of AtYourGate, an in-airport order app and delivery service for passengers, flight crews, and airport employees. Prior to AtYourGate, she was the CEO of Elements Massage, a national massage therapy brand with over 250 locations across the United States and Canada. Ms. Lintonsmith previously was CEO of Quiznos, the global sandwich chain with franchised restaurants in 32 countries, where she led the turn-around plan that resulted in profitable growth after years of store closures and declining sales. Prior to Quiznos, she was the CMO at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. and also held various management positions at Dean Foods Company, Western Union Company, the Coca-Cola Company, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. and Pizza Hut.

Haydee Olinger


Haydee Olinger has over 30 years of corporate legal and business operations experience, including strategic planning, real estate leasing and purchasing transactions, franchise and licensee management, food safety, enterprise risk, corporate compliance and privacy. Ms. Olinger currently serves as a Senior Advisor at Baker Gilmore, a legal and compliance executive recruiting and advisory firm, where she provides advising, coaching, and consulting services to Chief Compliance Officers and other corporate executives. Prior to Baker Gilmore, Ms. Olinger spent over 30 years at McDonald’s Corp. where she held various legal roles; most recently as McDonald’s first Global Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer and designed and implemented McDonalds’ best-in-class corporate compliance programs.

Scott Ross


Mr. Ross is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hill Path Capital LP, a private investment firm. Prior to founding Hill Path, Mr. Ross served as a Partner at Apollo Global Management LLC, a firm he joined in 2004, where he was responsible for leading private equity and debt investments in the lodging, leisure, entertainment, consumer and business services sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Ross was a member of the Principal Investment Area in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a member of the Principal Finance Group in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities Division of Goldman, Sachs & Company. Mr. Ross was employed by Shumway Capital Partners from August 2008 to September 2009. Mr. Ross has been a director of United Parks & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PRKS) since November 2017 and has served as Chairman of the Board since July 2019. Mr. Ross previously served on the board of directors of Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp., Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., EVERTEC, Inc. and CEC Entertainment, Inc. (parent company of Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza). Mr. Ross graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Michael Serruya


Michael Serruya has served as Non-Executive Chairman and a Class I member of our board of directors since October 2013. Mr. Serruya is co-founder, past Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and director of CoolBrands. Mr. Serruya has served as a director of Second Cup Inc. since 2017. Mr. Serruya was also President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CoolBrands’ predecessor, Yogen Früz World-Wide Inc. Mr. Serruya was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kahala Brands until July 2016 and is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Serruya Private Equity.