Leadership

LEADERSHIP

ARC Group is led by Richard Akam and Seenu G. Kasturi, two individuals with substantial experience successfully operating in the restaurant industry.

Richard Akam has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Secretary since July 2013 and as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Akam served as the Chief Operating Officer of Ker’s Winghouse. During his career, Mr. Akam served as the Chief Operating Officer of Twin Peaks Restaurants, First Watch Restaurants and Raving Brands. Prior to that, he served in various roles with Hooters of America for approximately 20 years, including serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Akam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville.

Seenu G. Kasturi has served as our President, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of our board of directors since January 2017. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Victory Holdings, Inc., an asset development firm focused primarily on the ownership and management of branded restaurants, since October 2009. He has also served as the President, Treasurer and Secretary of DWG Acquisitions, which is our largest franchisee with four Dicks Wings and Grill restaurants under ownership, since February 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Kasturi served as the President of K&L Investment Realty, an owner and manager of restaurants and real estate properties. Mr. Kasturi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Andhra University in Visakhapatnam, India.