Andrew A. Wiederhorn
has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its formation. From August 2004 to November 2005, Mr. Wiederhorn served as a director and Chief Strategy Officer during a leave of absence. Mr. Wiederhorn also serves as Treasurer and Secretary. Until August 1999, Mr. Wiederhorn was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Secretary, Treasurer and a director for Wilshire Financial Services Group Inc. (“WFSG”). In 1987, Mr. Wiederhorn founded Wilshire Credit Corporation (“WCC”), and served as the Chief Executive Officer of WCC and certain of its affiliates until August 1999. Mr. Wiederhorn received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Donald J. Berchtold
has been a director since March 2004 and Senior Vice President of the Company since October 1999. From August 2004 to November 2005, Mr. Berchtold served as Chief Executive Officer during Mr. Wiederhorn's leave of absence. From October 1991 to October 1999, Mr. Berchtold was Senior Vice President of Wilshire Financial Services Group Inc. For over 25 years prior to that, Mr. Berchtold was active in the food services industry, and served as president of several restaurant operations. He also served a term as the president of the Restaurants of Oregon Association. Mr. Berchtold holds a BSC degree in Finance and Marketing from Santa Clara University. Mr. Berchtold has served as a member of the board of the Company’s Fatburger subsidiary since 2003.
Don H. Coleman
has been a director since November 2001. He has been the Chief Operating Officer of Eagle Telephonic Inc. (“Eagle”), a designer and manufacturer of telephonic switches, since January 2000. In addition, since 1992, Mr. Coleman has been Vice President of International Communication Technologies Inc., a founder of and partner in several private telephone service provider companies in foreign countries, and a significant investor in Eagle. Mr. Coleman has also been a director of Aster Telesolutions, Inc., a privately-held telephone systems engineering company, since 2000. Mr. Coleman was a director of WFSG from 1996 until 1999, and a director of First Bank of Beverly Hills, FSB, a savings bank and subsidiary of WFSG (“FBBH”) from 1993 until 1999. Other positions held by Mr. Coleman in the past include CEO of Liquid Spring Technologies, Inc., CEO of Clarion Corporation and various positions held over fourteen years at Ford Motor Company. Mr. Coleman holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.
He has served as the Company's Chief Investment Officer since June 2004. He was a director of the Company from November 2001 to April 2005. Prior to June 2004, he was a professor, and the Director of the Program in Real Estate, at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, at which Mr. Dale-Johnson has held various teaching, researching and administrative positions since 1986. Mr. Dale-Johnson is also Director of LECG, Inc., a litigation-consulting firm for which he has served as an expert in real estate economics and finance since August 2001. Prior to August 2001, Mr. Dale-Johnson was a Senior Consultant for Economic Analysis LLC, a litigation-consulting firm. Mr. Dale-Johnson was a director of WFSG from 1996 until 1999, and a director of FBBH from 1993 until 1999. Mr. Dale-Johnson is also Chairman, a director and member of the executive committee of CCEO, Inc., a charitable organization involved in housing, rehabilitation and training of at-risk youth.
K. Kenneth Kotler
has been a director since November 2001. He is an attorney and was admitted to the California bar in 1978. Mr. Kotler has been a sole practitioner since July of 1991, with a practice focusing on commercial collection matters. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Kotler was a member of the boards of directors of First Bank of Beverly Hills ("FBBH") and Girard Savings Bank, FSB, a predecessor to FBBH.
R. Scott Stevenson
has been Senior Vice President of the Company since October 1999 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2001. Mr. Stevenson was Senior Vice President for WFSG from September 1997 to October 1999. Mr. Stevenson was a director and President of Girard Savings Bank, FSB from 1991 to September 1997. From January 1986 to 1991, Mr. Stevenson was Vice President in various capacities for Girard Savings Bank including Corporate Controller, Income Property Loan Officer and Chief Financial Officer . Mr. Stevenson was a tax consultant from January 1982 to January 1986 with the international accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co. Mr. Stevenson holds BS and Masters degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a certified public accountant licensed in California and Oregon.
Kenneth J. Anderson
is a founding partner of Quintile Wealth Management and has over twenty-five years of financial consulting and accounting experience. Prior to co-founding Quintile, Mr. Anderson was a Client Service Director at myCFO. Prior to joining myCFO, he was a tax partner with Arthur Andersen, LLP. During his 20 years at Arthur Andersen, Mr. Anderson was a founding board member of Arthur Andersen Financial Advisors, a wholly-owned registered investment advisor, and also served on the firm's national Compensation Planning Specialty Team as well as the Family Wealth and Private Client Services Specialty Team. He is both an attorney and a CPA and holds a BSBA in Accounting and Economics as well as a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University. He was a founding member of the Advisory Board of the University of Southern California Family Business Program and sits on several boards, including Step Up On Second, Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Boy Scouts of America Western Council and the National Council for Valparaiso University School of Law.
has been Vice President of the company since October 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Green led the expansion of WFSG into Europe, where the company established offices in London and Paris. Since the inception of Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc., Mr. Green has focused on the acquisition and management of all of the group's international assets. Prior to 1996 Mr. Green was the Vice President of International Sales and Leasing for Evergreen International Aviation. He holds a BA degree in International Business from the University of Washington.
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