Burger King Team

Ray Meeks, Managing Partner
Ray Meeks has been a Burger King Franchisee since 1984. Ray is a member of the New South Coalition Burger King Franchisee Association and the Mid South Gulf Association. He was a charter member of both the Virginia and the North Carolina Franchise Associations and served in several capacities in both of those organizations. He has served as Vice Chairman of the National Franchise Association, which represents Burger King Franchisees across the country and Canada. Ray has been the past recipient of several Burger King Awards such as the Franchisee of the Year for the Richmond Area Market, The Burger King Development, Excellence, and Leadership Award, the Burger King National Award of Excellence, and the Burger King National Brand Leadership Award.

Neil Shah, President
Prior to joining CFH, Neil was as Restaurant Brands International (RBI) for 5 years. As a Vice President General Manager at RBI, he oversaw a portfolio of over 1500 franchise owned Burger King restaurants across 8 states. In this capacity, he managed a team of 24 people across various business functions (operations, development, franchising, marketing) which in 2016 resulted in growing annual restaurant level sales to over $2B and ~$90MM of EBITDA for RBI. He also spent 8 months in Asia helping grow the Burger King brand in 10 markets. His prior roles at RBI include Director of Field Marketing in 2013 and Director of Franchise Performance in 2012, both for the Burger King brand. Prior to joining RBI, Neil was working in consulting with Deloitte Consulting for 6 years. He has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and also a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Boston University.

Joey Stewart, Chief Development Officer
Joey Stewart joined Cambridge as Chief Development Officer in July, 2015. Joey joins Cambridge with more than 15 years in the real estate and restaurant industry. As Chief Development Officer, Joey’s responsibilities include aggressive new restaurant development, strategic planning and generating new and alternative means to maximize return on capital investments. Prior to joining Cambridge, he served as Vice President of Real Estate at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for ten years where he was responsible for leading Red Robin’s development growth pipeline helping grow the concept from 180 restaurants to over 500 restaurants. From 2000 to 2005, he served as Director of Real Estate at O’Charley’s. From 1997 to 2000, he was Director of Real Estate at AutoZone. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate. Joey has been married to his wife Kristian for 18 years and they have two girls, Megan and Grace. He enjoys golf, softball and spending time with his family.

Chris Taylor, Chief Financial Officer
Chris Taylor joined Cambridge as Chief Financial Officer in June, 2018. Prior to joining CFH, Chris was the Chief Financial Officer of Tangoe/Asentinel, an industry leading technology company focused on Telecom Expense Management. During his tenure at Asentinel/Tangoe as CFO, they successfully grew the organization from a company with $20M in annual revenues in two countries, to a company of $230M in annual revenues in nine countries. Prior to Tangoe/Asentinel Chris spent 16 years at Fiserv, an industry leader in bank technology. During his tenure at Fiserv, Chris spent his first several years as CFO for various software groups within the company and spent his final four years as General Manager of the Payments Group. As the GM of Payments, Chris had P&L responsibility for this $95M international line of business with 4,900 active client financial institutions, 450 associates, and accountability for ACH and Source Capture Optimization (SCO) solutions processing 1 billion ACH transactions and 73 million checks annually, respectively. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. In his free time, Chris enjoys golf, high school and college football and spending time with his wife and two children.

Chris Schniepp, VP of Operations
Chris brings several years of QSR experience to CFH. Prior to joining Burger King Corporation, Chris worked for McDonald’s Corporation starting as a Manager Trainee, working his way through Management, Above Restaurant Level ( ARL ), and Training before moving up to Regional positions that included Field Service Operations and Franchise Manager, over three Regions. During his time with McDonald’s Chris was awarded the President’s Award and Golden Partner Award.

Chris began his Burger King career in 2003 in Franklin, TN as a Franchise Business Leader ( FBL ) working with BK Franchisees in TN, IN, and KY. In 2009, Chris and his wife Pamela moved to St. Louis, MO with Chris continuing his work as an FBL with BK Franchisees. In 2011 Chris was selected by BKC to become one of twelve Directors supervising Field teams in IA, IL, IN, KY, and TN.

Lisa Church, VP of Operations
Lisa is a 33-year Burger King Brand employee, who joined CFH as an experienced COO of a nineteen-restaurant company with $29m in annual sales, delivering $3.4m in profit. She began her career at Burger King Corporate as an assistant manager and became a training manager within 6 years. Her growth continued when she worked in Quality Assurance, Field/Classroom/Burger King University Training, Integration/New Market Acquisitions, Loss-Control, and Company Multi-Unit operations for the next 11 years. She then strategically led Global Platforms for 8 years (Clean & Safe, Hot & Fresh), and elected to go back to field liaison leadership with franchisees in Tennessee and, later, Director of Field Ops Coaches for Tennessee and the Carolinas.

Bobby Clark, VP of Operations
Bobby has 35 years in the restaurant industry. He joined CFH in May 2015 after working for Dumac Business Systems out of Syracuse, NY, where he traveled across the US and Canada training on back of house software and point of sale systems. Prior to Dumac, Bobby worked for Wendy’s, where he was the Senior District Manager over 11 restaurants in Eastern North Carolina. Bobby also worked at Burger King Corporation, where he started off as a Company Business Manager and, also led District Manager development programs. Prior to BKC, Bobby spent 22 years in restaurant operations at Tar Heel Capital Inc.

Tammy Owens, VP of Human Resources
Tammy Owens joined Cambridge in March of 2018 as the Vice President of Human Resources. Tammy is focusing on company growth through leadership, attracting and developing the best talent and establishing the culture, systems and training that will develop and empower employees. Tammy joins Cambridge with more than 20 years of human resources and operations experience in hospital, lab services and telecom expense management. She previously served as Vice President of Human Resources for Tangoe/Asentinel, a leading international technology company. Prior to Tangoe/Asentinel, she was the Senior Vice President and partner at Poplar Healthcare, a national lab services company focusing on specialty lab testing. Tammy attended Middle Tennessee State University majoring in Psychology. She holds a Senior Professional Human Resources certification.

Curtis Moore, Director of Information Technology
Curtis joined Cambridge Franchise Holdings as Director of Information Technology in September 2017. Prior to CFH, Curtis worked as a consultant specializing in business intelligence and process improvement, and has also held several IT Leadership positions most recently as Vice President of Information Technology at Covenant Dove, LLC. In that role, he was responsible for delivering a high performing healthcare technology platform to over 60 skilled nursing facilities. Curtis received his BBA, concentrating in management information systems, from The University of Memphis and later achieved his CISSP certification. Curtis currently resides in Memphis with his wife Tiffany, daughter Taylor, and son Carter.