Mr. Thompson has been in business for over 20 years with previous ownership of several franchises, including McDonald’s Restaurants, Choice Hotels, and Marriott Hotels. His most recent franchise experiences includes Zaxby’s and Denny’s Restaurants. Mr. Thompson started with his first McDonald’s in 1992. He focuses on building strong management teams and is involved in all aspects of the business operations. Mr. Thompson communicates regularly with his management team and conducts frequent site visits to his business locations to ensure quality standards are maintained, customer needs are satisfied, and customer expectations are exceeded. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after which he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts. He played in the NFL from 1981 to 1992.
Mr. Wooten has over 20 years experience in managing successful, growth oriented businesses. His has expertise in business strategy, financial structuring and risk management, operational optimization and governance. He is currently the managing partner of NovaQuest Capital Management in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Wooten has over 15 years of healthcare/financing experience and most recently served as President of the former NQ business unit of Quintiles. From its formation in 2000 through November 2010, he led the NQ business unit in creating and managing unique relationships and structured finance investment transactions with more than $2 billion in gross commitments capital or services to companies of all sizes. As Executive Vice President of Quintiles, Mr. Wooten managed Quintiles’ customer-partnering arrangements worldwide. He also served on the Quintiles Board of Directors from January 2008 through November 2010. Mr. Wooten’s previous experience includes nine years with First Union Securities, where he served as a Managing Director of Investment Banking. He was also a member of the New England Patriots football team from 1981 to 1990. Mr. Wooten received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned an MBA from Boston University.