Enrique (Rick) Silva became a member of our Board in August 2018 and has served as a member of the Audit Committee since his appointment to the Board.
Mr. Silva has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. since February 2007. For 13 years prior thereto, Mr. Silva served in various leadership positions at Burger King Corporation, including Senior Vice President, Franchise Operations East Zone and Canada; Senior Vice President, U.S. Company Operations, President, Latin America Region; and Vice President and General Counsel, Latin America.
Mr. Silva brings to the Board extensive franchise experience as well as significant leadership as a chief executive officer of a company-owned by private equity investors. His deep knowledge of operational and legal matters, including with respect to risk management, also led the Board to consider him well-qualified to serve as a director of the Company.