Our Board Members

QSCC’s board members bring a range of professional backgrounds and skillsets to the management of the co-op’s business functions. This mix of diverse skillsets and common frames of reference has given the management team the unique ability to rapidly adapt and deploy best practices and business processes to the benefit of Wendy’s restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.    

Chairman

Greg has been a Wendy's franchisee since 1993 and currently owns and operates two Wendy's restaurants with his wife, Michele and their daughter, Kelly, who serves as the franchise's District Manager.

Vice Chairman

Eddie Rodriguez is Chairman of JAE Restaurant Group, LLC and owns and operates 218 restaurants in Florida, Tennessee, Texas and New Mexico. He has served as President of the Marketing Co-op in the Miami DMA for the Wendy’s Company and is a former President of the Franchise Advisory Council (FAC).

Treasurer

Gunther Plosch (GP) has served as the Wendy's Company Chief Financial Officer since 2016. He leads all financial aspects of Wendy's, from tax and treasury matters to representing the brand as the main point of contact with investors.

Secretary

A results-driven hospitality executive, Chance Carlisle, President and Chief Operating Officer, started his career in the kitchen of his father’s Wendy’s restaurant and subsequently moved through the ranks of Carlisle Corporation most recently serving as its President and Chief Operating Officer.

BOD Member

Liliana Esposito holds the position of Chief Communications Officer for The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN), a role she assumed when she joined the company in June 2014.

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Gaspar is CEO of GC Wen Management Corporation and has been a Wendy's franchisee for 26 years. He currently operates 22 restaurants in southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania and has served on the Board of the New York DMA since 1998.

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Peter currently operates Sparkle Ventures Inc. with 31 Wendy’s locations throughout the Greater Toronto area.

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Howard learned the restaurant business from one of the best. He began his career in 1980 as a Manager Trainee for Hall-of-Fame franchise owner, Dick Fox. Prior to that he attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, majoring in Business.

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David started his career with Wendy’s in 1985 as a General Manager. In 1990 he joined Wendy’s Corporate Denver in operations before returning to the franchise side in 1996 as a multi-unit manager. David became a Partner and the operator of Wend Colorado Partnership in 1998 growing the franchise to 10 restaurants over the next several years.

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Jim has been a Wendy's franchisee since 1987 and leads the day-to-day operation and administrative functions for Mountain West Wendy's. He has served on the National Restaurant Association Board and currently serves as the President of two DMAs.