Corporate BiosKevin Martin
President & Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Martin joined Lenny’s Subs in January 2013 as one of the owners and as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer. In January 2016, Kevin became the President and Chief Executive Officer. He brings over twenty-eight years of business experience to the Lenny’s team. Kevin has a BS in Accounting from Indiana University, and an MBA in MIS and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University. He obtained the designation of CPA in 1990. Kevin has spent his entire career successfully growing small and middle market companies. During his career he has been responsible for developing and implementing successful growth and marketing strategies, profit improvement methodologies, and best practice standards. Kevin firmly believes in the importance of servant leadership and is committed to the growth of Lenny’s through serving our guests and our franchisees.
Carl Jacobson joined Lennys Subs in 2004 and is our General Counsel. Carl handles all franchise legal and compliance issues and leads all corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. He provides legal counsel and direction to all levels of management and is involved in negotiating and finalizing various contracts and business transactions.
Carl graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1983, spent four years as a prosecutor in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, and spent the next twelve years in the private practice of law in Memphis, Tennessee, where he devoted most of his time representing businesses in commercial and employment litigation. From 1999 until 2004, Carl went in house with one of his clients, Dobbs/Gate Gourmet, as General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources for the world's second largest airline caterer.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Randy Hough joined Lenny’s in 2016 and is our Senior Vice President of Operations. Randy is responsible for leading all of the restaurant operations for the brand. His responsibilities include working closely with the operations and training teams implementing new processes and procedures as well as assisting with franchise development in site selection and awarding franchises.
Randy has twenty-eight years of restaurant operations experience, most recently as the South Region Franchise Operations Director for Domino’s Pizza, LLC. While at Domino’s, he covered a territory of twelve-hundred locations and assisted with the recent brand turnaround, which involved reinventing the core products and implementation to the system. Randy also collaborated with underperforming locations by conducting business reviews to assist in improving their overall unit economics, operational gaps, and increasing brand standards. Prior to Domino’s, Randy served as a District Partner for the largest franchisee of Arby’s and was responsible for people development, facilities management, as well as community involvement.
John F. Cameron
Vice President of Operations
John F. Cameron joined Lennys Subs in 2010 and is our Vice President of Operations. John oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and leads the team of Franchise Business Coaches.
John has approximately thirty years of restaurant experience and has worked for YUM! Brands, Dunkin Brands, and McDonalds. John held a multitude of positions with these companies, including Restaurant Manager, Regional Training Director, Area Manager, Franchise Business Leader, Franchise Director and National Director of Multi Brand Restaurants. Most recently before joining Lenny’s, John was an Operating Partner for Kentucky Fried Chicken. During his many years at KFC, he held the Director of Operations position where he operated twenty-seven restaurants in Memphis, Tennessee, six restaurants in Arkansas, three restaurants in Kentucky, two restaurants in Illinois, and two restaurants in Missouri. He also managed over 200 restaurants as a Franchise Business Leader and over 250 restaurants as the National Director of Multi Brands.
John Strand, CFE
Vice President of Business Standards
John Strand joined Lennys Subs in 2004 and is our Vice President of Business Standards. He is responsible for system-wide educational programs, training and resources. He also takes on challenges in implementing and maintaining operational benchmarks, measurements and systems designed to enhance restaurant and brand performance. John is responsible for the education and development of franchisees and their operating teams. He serves as the Dean of Lennys University and continually develops, expands and implements new training processes, online programs, materials and technologies to enhance unit level economics and employee satisfaction.
Prior to joining Lennys, John had twelve years of writing, directing and production experience in film and television in the retail food industry. He also served on the corporate staff of Fleming Companies, Inc., a supermarket wholesale distribution company and supermarket franchisor. While at Fleming, John worked to produce education and development programs for use in the supermarket industry. He was also an owner of three franchised restaurants in Memphis, Tennessee. John is an IFA Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and he has a BA degree from the University of Memphis.
Vice President of Franchise and Market Development
Bob Ritter joined Lennys Subs in 2015 and is our Vice President of Franchise and Market Development. Bob is responsible for the growth and development process of the brand, which includes franchise sales and new market growth, existing franchise sales, and the site selection process.
Bob has twenty years of franchising experience. He began his career as a founding member of Ritter's Frozen Custard in Indianapolis, Indiana where he served in many different capacities including operations, franchise development, construction, site selection, and procurement. Bob ultimately served as Ritter’s President and CEO, taking Ritter’s through the sale of the business. Just prior to joining Lennys, Bob served in an operational role with BrightStar Care, a leading in-home health care franchise. Bob has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Degree from Indiana University Bloomington.
Senior Director, Information Technology
Anita Howald joined Lennys Subs in 2005 and is our Senior Director of Information Technology. Anita’s primary responsibility is to develop and maintain a fully integrated Point of Sale system for all franchisees. Additionally, Anita plans, organizes and executes all of Lennys IT functions.
Anita has over twenty years of experience developing database systems for companies in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Lennys, Anita served as the Project Team Manager/Systems Analyst at Gate Gourmet. Anita has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems/Computer Science from The University of West Florida and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from University of Memphis.
Sheila Murphy joined Lennys Subs in 2011 and is our Controller. Sheila’s primary responsibility at Lenny's is to manage all financial reporting, workflow within the accounting team, and manage/develop system processes.
Sheila has nearly twenty years of experience directing accounting staff and managing financial information as well as financial system operations. Prior to joining Lennys, she served as the Assistant Controller at EnSafe Inc. Sheila has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from The University of Memphis and is currently completing her Master of Business Administration Degree in Accounting.