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.
Dimitrios J. Angelis
Mr. Angelis brings over 15 years of legal and corporate governance experience to the Company. Mr. Angelis is currently Principal at Life Sciences Legal, serving as outside general counsel on all legal matters to several biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. Prior to joining Life Sciences Legal, Mr. Angelis was Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of OTI America, Inc. (NASDAQ: OTIV). Prior to his business leadership role at On Track Innovations, he was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Wockhardt, Inc., Senior Counsel at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc. and Chief Legal Officer at Osteotech, Inc. Mr. Angelis was formerly a director at Actavis Inc. Mr. Angelis currently serves as a director of Digirad Corporation (NASDAQ: DRAD) and AmeriHoldings (NASDAQ: AMRH).
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 Chairman 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.
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.
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 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.
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 served as Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of CoolBrands from 1994 to 2000, as Co-Chairman of CoolBrands in 2005, as President and Chief Executive Officer of CoolBrands from 2006 until its merger with Swisher Hygiene in November 2010. Mr. Serruya served as a director of CoolBrands since 1994 until the merger with Swisher Hygiene in November 2010. Mr. Serruya was also President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CoolBrands’ predecessor, Yogen Früz World-Wide Inc. He is also director of Jamba, Inc. (parent company of Jamba Juice Company) and a director and member of the Audit Committee of Response Genetics, Inc. Mr. Serruya is currently Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kahala Corp.