Popeyes Team

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.

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.

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.

Steve Canada, Senior Director of Real Estate
Steve begin his career in Real Estate in the title insurance industry which provide him a wealth of knowledge of the real estate business. He began his site selection career with Auto Zone and has been involved in site selection and lease/purchase negotiations for over 30 years. He most recently was Vice President of Real Estate for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for 11 years where he was part of leading Red Robin’s development growth from 180 stores to over 550. Steve estimates that he has been involved in over 500 real estate deals in his career. In November of 2016, Steve joined Cambridge Franchise Holdings and brought with him his vast experience. He attended Memphis University. Steve has been married to his wife Dee Dee for 44 years and has two children and five grandchildren. He enjoys golf, gardening and spending time with his family.

Bobby Hoffman, Vice President of Business Operations
Bobby joined Cambridge Franchisee Holdings in October 2017 as the Vice President of Business Operations for the Popeyes Restaurants. Prior to joining CFH, Bobby was at Restaurant Brands International (RBI) for 5 years. During his time there he had various roles supporting the Burger King brand in marketing, development, operations and supply chain. Most recently he was the General Manager for Burger King Canada where he oversaw all aspects of the Burger King business in Canada. Prior to his role in Canada, he supported the Midwest Division as a Director of Franchise Performance under the direction of Neil Shah. He attended University of Miami and received a bachelor’s degree in Finance.