SETTING A HIGH STANDARD

Our leaders have high standards for the team, starting with themselves.

Spirit’s management team demonstrates a deep understanding of investment strategy and portfolio management. Each leader endeavors to create value for the company and our stakeholders, striving to create thriving partnerships and consistently outperform competitors. Our team members share a vision of high personal and organizational performance, and a commitment to be tenacious, insightful, principled, and open. Integrity guides every decision.

Management Operating Committee

Jackson Hsieh
Jackson Hsieh
Jackson Hsieh Board of Directors, President & CEO
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Mr. Hsieh joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2017.

Mr. Hsieh joined Spirit as President and Chief Operating Officer on September 7, 2016 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President on July 25, 2017. Mr. Hsieh previously worked for Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), where he served as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, primarily focusing on the firm’s real estate clients. Prior to this, Mr. Hsieh was Vice Chairman and Sole/Co-Global Head of UBS’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group, managing a team of over 70 professionals in six offices worldwide. During his career, including a prior period at Morgan Stanley and tenures at Bankers Trust Company and Salomon Brothers, Inc., he served as senior lead banker on over $285 billion of real estate and lodging transactions.

Mr. Hsieh currently serves on the board of directors and the audit, compensation, nominating and corporate governance, and acquisitions committees of the board of directors of HERSHA Hospitality Trust. Mr. Hsieh also serves on the Advisory Board of Governors for NAREIT.

Mr. Hsieh received a bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University.

Ken Heimlich
Ken Heimlich
Ken Heimlich Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
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Mr. Heimlich joined Spirit in March 2017 and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer.

Mr. Heimlich has extensive experience in the REIT industry, having served as Managing Principal at Capital Formation, LLC, a net lease real estate advisory firm, in addition to several senior leadership roles at GE Capital, Franchise Finance. During his tenure at GE Capital, he successfully led the IPS and Surplus platforms for a 2,000+ property portfolio, built and directed a nationwide retail development platform, and managed a 500-property triple net lease portfolio. Mr. Heimlich earned a BS in finance from Eastern Illinois University.

Prakash Parag
Prakash Parag
Prakash Parag Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
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Mr. Parag joined Spirit in May 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. He is an accomplished financial executive with more than 18 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and finance.

Prior to joining Spirit, he served in various leadership roles at Ernst & Young during his tenure. Most recently, he served as an executive director and provided assurance and advisory services to a number of public and private entities. Mr. Parag is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and earned a Masters of Business Administration in finance from Emory University.

Rochelle Thomas
Rochelle Thomas
Rochelle Thomas Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
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Ms. Thomas joined Spirit in June 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.

Prior to joining Spirit, Ms. Thomas was a senior associate with the international law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where she focused her practice on a broad range of sophisticated commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, complex commercial leases, and financings. She also worked extensively on cross-disciplinary legal teams providing real estate expertise for mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance, and restructuring transactions. Ms. Thomas earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in history and political science from The Ohio State University and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Travis Carter
Travis Carter
Travis Carter Senior Vice President, Credit & Underwriting
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Mr. Carter joined Spirit in June 2013 and serves as Senior Vice President of Credit and Underwriting. In his most recent role at Spirit, he served as Vice President of Asset Management. 

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Carter served as Vice President of Real Estate Development at Community By Design, Inc., a mixed-use developer. Mr. Carter earned a BS in real estate and finance, and an MBA in real estate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Michael Hughes
Michael Hughes
Michael Hughes Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. Hughes joined Spirit in April 2018 and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Hughes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at FelCor Lodging Trust from 2013 through the close of the company’s merger with RLJ Lodging Trust in 2017.  Prior to that, he held various roles in corporate finance at FelCor from 2006 to 2013, and held multiple roles at Wyndham International, Inc. from 2002 to 2006, most recently serving as Vice President, Corporate Finance. Mr. Hughes was awarded a bachelor’s degree in business from Rhodes College and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Jay Young
Jay Young
Jay Young Executive Vice President, General Counsel
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Mr. Young joined Spirit in April 2016 and serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Young served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Wingstop, Inc., and In-House Counsel for CEC Entertainment, Wachovia Corporation, and UBS. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Southern Methodist University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business.

Pierre Revol
Pierre Revol
Pierre Revol Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
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Mr. Revol joined Spirit in November 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations.

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Revol served as a buy-side analyst for over 10 years covering REITs. Prior to joining the buy-side, he worked in investment banking as an associate at Goldman Sachs and an analyst at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Revol graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 from the Wharton School with a finance concentration and the College of Arts and Sciences with an international relations focus. Mr. Revol is a Certified Commercial Investment Member.

Daniel Rosenberg
Daniel Rosenberg
Daniel Rosenberg Senior Vice President, Deputy Head of Asset Management
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Mr. Rosenberg joined Spirit in November 2007 and serves as Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Asset Management. During his tenure at Spirit, Mr. Rosenberg has held roles in both asset management and acquisitions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Head of Acquisitions.

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Rosenberg served as an associate at Greenblatt & Associates, a general law practice in Woodland Hills, CA. Mr. Rosenberg earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a JD from Whittier Law School, and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Board of Directors

Richard I. Gilchrist
Richard I. Gilchrist
Richard I. Gilchrist Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Mr. Gilchrist joined Spirit Realty Capital's Board of Directors in 2012 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. In addition, Mr. Gilchrist serves as a member of the Compensation Committee.

Since 2011, Mr. Gilchrist has served as Senior Advisor responsible for acquisitions and investments at The Irvine Company, a privately-held real estate investment company. From 2006 to 2011, he served as President of The Irvine Company’s Investment Properties Group. From 2002 to 2006, he served as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer and on the board of directors of Maguire Properties, Inc., a publicly-held REIT. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Gilchrist served as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the board of directors of Commonwealth Atlantic Properties, a privately-held REIT. From 1995 to 1997, he served as the Co-Chairman and Managing Partner of CommonWealth Partners, a real estate company he co-founded. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Gilchrist worked at Maguire Thomas Partners, serving as General Counsel from 1982 to 1984, was Partner from 1984 to 1985, and Senior Partner from 1985 to 1995. Mr. Gilchrist co-founded the real estate law firm of Gilchrist & Rutter in 1982 and also worked as an attorney at Flint & MacKay from 1971 to 1981.

Mr. Gilchrist currently serves on the board of directors of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR), a publicly traded REIT. He serves as the Chair of both the investment committee and the executive compensation committee of Ventas, Inc. He also serves on the board of directors of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (“BREIT”), a non-traded REIT, and serves on its audit and nominating and corporate governance committees and is Chair of the affiliated transactions committee.

Mr. Gilchrist is a member of the Board of Advisors of Preferred Office Growth Fund, a private real estate fund with a focus on multi-tenant, value add and core office properties in the southeast. He is also a member Emeritus of the Whittier College Board of Trustees and served as its Chairman from 2003 to 2011. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Mr. Gilchrist received a B.A. in political science and economics from Whittier College and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law.

Todd A. Dunn
Todd A. Dunn
Todd A. Dunn Board of Directors
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Mr. Dunn joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2012 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Dunn has served as a member of the Executive Board of Aurora Capital Group since 2012. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of United Plastics Group, a manufacturer of injection-molded plastic components to the medical, automotive, industrial and consumer sectors, from 2010 until it was sold to MedPlast, a portfolio company of Baird Capital Partners, in April 2012. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Dunn worked for FleetPride, Inc., an independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the board of directors, from 2005 to 2009; as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2005 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2004. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Dunn served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tartan Textiles, Inc. and, from 1998 to 1999, served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quality Distribution Service Partners. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Dunn worked for SLM Power Group, Inc., serving as Business Manager and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Dunn worked for First City BanCorporation of Texas/First City Bank of Corpus Christi.

Mr. Dunn serves as lead director of SRP Parent, Inc., a national provider of customized offerings to the convenience store channel; lead director of VLS Recovery Services, a provider of specialty cleaning and waste processing services; Randall Reilly, a provider of data and data-driven marketing solutions for industrial end markets including heavy duty trucking, construction equipment and agricultural equipment; lead director of Petroleum Service Corporation, a provider of product handling and site logistics services in North America; and Premier Roofing Company, one of the largest roofing service providers and vendor managed networks in the United States engaged in re-roofing of properties primarily damaged by hail or wind. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Dunn served as a director of Restaurant Technologies, Inc., a national provider of closed-loop cooking oil solutions to the U.S. restaurant and hospitality markets. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Dunn served as a director of Ames Taping Tool Systems, Inc.

Mr. Dunn received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Michelle M. Frymire
Michelle M. Frymire
Michelle M. Frymire Board of Directors
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Ms. Frymire joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2021 and currently serves on the Audit Committee.

Ms. Frymire currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of CWT (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel), one of the world’s largest travel management platforms providing business travel, meetings, and event management for some of the world’s largest global companies. Ms. Frymire has been responsible for leading the company through and beyond the impact of the pandemic, driving the company’s global strategy, and overseeing significant investment in the company’s product and technology platforms. Prior to serving as the CEO, Ms. Frymire was President and CFO, responsible for driving global business strategy and transformation by building an integrated and collaborative approach to business support and change across CWT. She oversaw the accounting and finance, procurement, real estate, enterprise strategy and planning, human resources, and technology functions globally for CWT.

Prior to joining CWT, Ms. Frymire was Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Risk Insurance Group, LLC, a privately-owned specialty lines underwriting manager and wholesale broker from 2017 to 2019. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Chief Financial Officer for Service King Collision Repair Centers. From 2009 to 2015 she served in a variety of roles for The Service Master Companies, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Corporate FP&A and Strategy. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Frymire was Chief Financial Officer for TruGreen and from 2005 to 2009, Ms. Frymire was Chief Financial Officer, Vacation Ownership for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. From 1998 to 2005, Ms. Frymire served in a variety of roles for Delta Air Lines, Inc., including Vice President, Finance, Marketing, International, Network and Technology. Prior to this, Ms. Frymire was the Managing Director, Financial Planning, Analysis and Systems for Continental Airlines from 1994 to 1998. Lastly, from 1991 to 1994, Ms. Frymire was Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A with American Airlines Group, Inc.

Ms. Frymire received a B.A. in Economics from Austin College and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

Jackson Hsieh
Jackson Hsieh
Jackson Hsieh Board of Directors, President & CEO
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Mr. Hsieh joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2017.

Mr. Hsieh joined Spirit as President and Chief Operating Officer on September 7, 2016 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President on July 25, 2017. Mr. Hsieh previously worked for Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), where he served as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, primarily focusing on the firm’s real estate clients. Prior to this, Mr. Hsieh was Vice Chairman and Sole/Co-Global Head of UBS’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group, managing a team of over 70 professionals in six offices worldwide. During his career, including a prior period at Morgan Stanley and tenures at Bankers Trust Company and Salomon Brothers, Inc., he served as senior lead banker on over $285 billion of real estate and lodging transactions.

Mr. Hsieh currently serves on the board of directors and the audit, compensation, nominating and corporate governance, and acquisitions committees of the board of directors of HERSHA Hospitality Trust. Mr. Hsieh also serves on the Advisory Board of Governors for NAREIT.

Mr. Hsieh received a bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University.

Nicholas P. Shepherd
Nicholas P. Shepherd
Nicholas P. Shepherd Board of Directors
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Mr. Shepherd joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2012 and currently serves on the Compensation Committee, in addition to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Shepherd served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of TGI Fridays Inc. From 1995 to 2007, Mr. Shepherd worked for Blockbuster, Inc., serving as the Chief Operating Officer during 2007, President of Blockbuster North American from 2004 to 2007, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer from 2001 to 2004, Senior Vice President, International from 1998 to 2001 and Vice President and General Manager from 1995 to 1999. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Shepherd served as a Divisional Officer of Comet Group PLC, an electronics retailer in the UK and, from 1991 to 1993, served as a Senior Partner and founder of The Service Practice, which specialized in the development and performance measurement of service systems for retail businesses. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Shepherd worked for Grand Metropolitan PLC, serving as the General Manager of Pastificio Restaurants from 1989 to 1991, Head of European Operations of Continental Restaurants from 1988 to 1989 and Brand Development Director of the Retail Enterprise Group from 1986 to 1988. He worked as an Operations Manager for Allied Lyons PLC from 1985 to 1986 and as an Operations Manager and Brand Development Manager for Whitbread PLC from 1979 to 1985. Currently, Mr. Shepherd works as a Private Investor and Advisor.

Mr. Shepherd serves on the board of directors of Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: FRGI). He is currently a member of the audit and compensation committees.

From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Shepherd served on the board of directors of Carlson Wagon Lit Travel, the largest Global B-to-B Travel company (a joint venture between Carlson and JPMorgan Chase). From 2009 until 2014, Mr. Shepherd served on the board of directors of Carlson Restaurants Inc. and as Chairman of the board of directors of TGI Friday’s Inc. During 2008, Mr. Shepherd served as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sagittarius Brands, Inc., a private restaurant holding company which owned and operated the Del Taco and Captain D’s restaurant brands.

Mr. Shepherd earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and hospitality from Sheffield Hallamshire University.

Kevin M. Charlton
Kevin M. Charlton
Kevin M. Charlton Board of Directors
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Mr. Charlton joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2009 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee.

Mr. Charlton is the Chief Executive Officer of NewHold Investment Corporation (“NHIC”), a special purpose acquisition corporation targeting industrial technology companies. On March 8, 2021, NHIC announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Evolv Technology, a touchless venue security company. Mr. Charlton also serves as Co-Chairman of NewHold Enterprises, a holding company that focuses on manufacturing, distribution, and business service companies across the U.S. He is primarily responsible for capital formation and investment sourcing activities, as well as portfolio company management. Mr. Charlton previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corporation III, a blank check company (“HCAC III”) and successor to HCAC and HCAC II (described below). Mr. Charlton resigned from his positions with HCAC III in October 2018, following the acquisition by HCAC III of NRCG Group. From August 2009 to June 2013, Mr. Charlton was a Managing Director in the Principal Transactions Group of Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., leading a team that oversaw its existing portfolio of North American investments. From August 2002 to June 2009, Mr. Charlton worked as a Managing Director at Investcorp International. Prior to August 2002, he worked for JPMorgan Chase, McKinsey & Company, and as a contractor in the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Mr. Charlton serves on the board of directors of American AllWaste, an environmental services company, F&S Tools, a precision tooling manufacturer, and Macro Energy, an LED lighting company. From February 2017 to January 2021, Mr. Charlton served on the board of directors of Daseke, Inc., a national provider of open deck, heavy haul transportation services, as well as on the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees. Mr. Charlton was also the President & Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. (“HCAC”) and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corporation II (“HCAC II”), two publicly traded blank check companies founded by Daniel J. Hennessy. In February 2015, HCAC successfully completed the acquisition of the Blue Bird Bus Company, which trades on NASDAQ under BLBD, at which point he resigned from his positions. In February 2017, HCAC II successfully completed a merger with Daseke, Inc., described above, which trades on NASDAQ under DSKE. Mr. Charlton has resigned his positions with HCAC II and from the DSKE board of directors. In addition, he has served on the boards of directors of more than 25 private companies in a variety of roles.

Mr. Charlton graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and has graduate and undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and Princeton University.

Elizabeth F. Frank
Elizabeth F. Frank
Elizabeth F. Frank Board of Directors
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Ms. Frank joined Spirit Realty Capital's Board of Directors in 2019 and currently serves on the Audit Committee, in addition to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Ms. Frank serves as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Programming & Chief Content Officer for AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theatre company (NYSE: AMC). Ms. Frank leads teams based in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and London that are responsible for sourcing and scheduling movies for AMC’s 11,000+ screens across the United States and Europe, as well as promoting, pricing, and selling 375 million movie tickets annually. Ms. Frank joined AMC in 2010. Prior to this, Ms. Frank served as Senior Vice President, Global Programs for AmeriCares from 2006 to 2010, Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning for Time Warner from 2003 to 2006 and Partner for McKinsey & Company, with a focus on consumer practice from 1994 to 2003.

Ms. Frank serves as a director on the board of directors of AmeriCares (a 501c3) and Fathom Events. From 2011 to 2017, Ms. Frank served as a director on the board of directors of Open Read Films.

Ms. Frank earned her B.S. in business marketing from Lehigh University and her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Kristian M. Gathright
Kristian M. Gathright
Kristian M. Gathright Board of Directors
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Ms. Gathright joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2021 and currently serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Ms. Gathright was Executive Vice President, Asset Management and Chief Operating Officer of Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE), a real estate investment trust that owns one of the largest portfolios of upscale, rooms-focused hotels in the United States, from 2007 to 2020. Ms. Gathright held various senior management positions with each of the former Apple REIT Companies from inception until they were sold to a third party or merged with Apple Hospitality REIT. Ms. Gathright joined the Apple REIT Companies in 1999. Ms. Gathright played an instrumental role in building a strong corporate culture, maximizing value through effective management of brand, operator and supplier relationships, utilizing a data-driven approach to drive superior results and evaluating and executing several strategic transactions. Prior to joining Apple Hospitality REIT, Ms. Gathright served as AVP, Investor Relations Manager of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust from 1998 to 1999. From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Gathright was Regional Controller and Asset Manager of United Dominion Realty Trust. Lastly, from 1994 to 1996, Ms. Gathright was an auditor with Ernst & Young.

Ms. Gathright serves on the board of directors of Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc (NYSE: APLE).

Ms. Gathright currently serves on the board of directors of each: Common House, LLC, YMCA of Greater Richmond, St. Christopher School, The Community Foundation of Richmond, McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board, Truist Advisory Board, StartUp Virginia, NextUP, Maymont and Richmond Symphony Foundation. From 2019 to 2020, Ms. Gathright served on the board of directors of American Hotel and Lodging Association and Virginia Chamber of Commerce. From 2015 to 2020, Ms. Gathright served on the board of directors of ChamberRVA.

Ms. Gathright received a B.S. in Accounting, Graduate with Distinction, from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Diana M. Laing
Diana M. Laing
Diana M. Laing Board of Directors
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Ms. Laing joined Spirit Realty Capital's Board of Directors in 2018 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee.

Ms. Laing was the Chief Financial Officer for American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH), a REIT investing in single-family rental homes, from 2014 to June 30, 2018. Ms. Laing’s areas of responsibility included capital markets strategy and implementation, information technology, accounting and financial reporting, investor relations, budgeting and forecasting and risk management. Before AMH, Ms. Laing was the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for Thomas Properties Group, Inc. (NYSE: TPGI), a real estate operating company investing in Class A office properties throughout the United States prior to its merger into Parkway Properties, Inc. in December 2013. Ms. Laing served as Principal and Chief Financial Officer at New Pacific Realty from 2001 to 2003, and as Chief Financial Officer at each of FirstSource Corporation from 2000 to 2001, Arden Realty from 1996 to 2000 and Southwest Property Trust from 1986 to 1996. Ms. Laing started her career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Company.

Ms. Laing currently serves as a director on the board of directors of The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) and is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee and capital allocation committee for MAC. Ms. Laing also serves as a director on the board of directors of CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRE) and is a member of the audit and compensation committees of CTRE. Finally, Ms. Laing is a director on the board of directors of Alexander and Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX) and is a member of the audit and compensation committees of ALEX.

Ms. Laing serves on the board of trustees for Oklahoma State University Foundation and is a director for RREEF Core Plus Industrial Fund.

Ms. Laing received a B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Thomas J. Sullivan
Thomas J. Sullivan
Thomas J. Sullivan Board of Directors
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Mr. Sullivan joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2021 and currently serves on the Compensation Committee.

Mr. Sullivan serves as a partner with SG Special Situations Fund L.P., whose investment manager is Standard General L.P., a New York-based investment firm that manages event-driven opportunity funds, where he is responsible for portfolio management. Prior to joining Standard General L.P. in June 2016, Mr. Sullivan was the managing partner of Smallwood Partners, LLC, a financial advisory services firm from 2009 to 2015. From 1996 to 2008, Mr. Sullivan was a managing director of Investcorp International, Inc., a global middle market private equity firm. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Sullivan was Vice President and Treasurer of The Leslie Fay Companies, Inc. Lastly, from 1989 to 1993, Mr. Sullivan held multiple positions with Arthur Anderson & Co.
Mr. Sullivan is chairman of the board of directors of NewHold Investment Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, and is a member of the nominating committee. In addition, Mr. Sullivan is a member of the board of directors of Investcorp Credit Management Business. Mr. Sullivan also serves as a trustee on the board of trustees of SMTA Liquidating Trust (successor to Spirit MTA REIT). Prior to its dissolution on January 1, 2020 and the establishment of SMTA Liquidating Trust, Mr. Sullivan served on the board of trustees of Spirit MTA REIT, an externally managed, publicly traded REIT, and was chair of its compensation committee and a member of its audit committee and related party transactions committee.

Mr. Sullivan serves as chairman of the board of directors of Totes Isotoner Corporation and is chairman of the compensation committee. Mr. Sullivan served as a member of the board of directors, including as a member of the audit committee, finance committee and budget advisory committee, of Media General Inc. from 2013 to 2017. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Sullivan served on the board of directors of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corporation. Mr. Sullivan also served as a member of the board of directors and was lead director of the suitability committee and chairperson of the nominating and governance committee of American Apparel Inc. from 2014 to 2016. Additionally, Mr. Sullivan served on the board of directors for Millennium Custodial Trust from 2010 to 2018, Heartsong, Inc. from 2004 to present, Accredited Mortgage Loan REIT from 2009 to 2016, New Young Broadcasting Co. from 2009 to 2014 and Utility Service Partners, Inc. from 2011 to 2014.

Mr. Sullivan earned his B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University.

Management Operating Committee

Jackson Hsieh
Jackson Hsieh
Jackson Hsieh Board of Directors, President & CEO
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Mr. Hsieh joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2017.

Mr. Hsieh joined Spirit as President and Chief Operating Officer on September 7, 2016 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President on July 25, 2017. Mr. Hsieh previously worked for Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), where he served as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, primarily focusing on the firm’s real estate clients. Prior to this, Mr. Hsieh was Vice Chairman and Sole/Co-Global Head of UBS’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group, managing a team of over 70 professionals in six offices worldwide. During his career, including a prior period at Morgan Stanley and tenures at Bankers Trust Company and Salomon Brothers, Inc., he served as senior lead banker on over $285 billion of real estate and lodging transactions.

Mr. Hsieh currently serves on the board of directors and the audit, compensation, nominating and corporate governance, and acquisitions committees of the board of directors of HERSHA Hospitality Trust. Mr. Hsieh also serves on the Advisory Board of Governors for NAREIT.

Mr. Hsieh received a bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University.

Michael Hughes
Michael Hughes
Michael Hughes Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. Hughes joined Spirit in April 2018 and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Hughes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at FelCor Lodging Trust from 2013 through the close of the company’s merger with RLJ Lodging Trust in 2017.  Prior to that, he held various roles in corporate finance at FelCor from 2006 to 2013, and held multiple roles at Wyndham International, Inc. from 2002 to 2006, most recently serving as Vice President, Corporate Finance. Mr. Hughes was awarded a bachelor’s degree in business from Rhodes College and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Ken Heimlich
Ken Heimlich
Ken Heimlich Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
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Mr. Heimlich joined Spirit in March 2017 and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer.

Mr. Heimlich has extensive experience in the REIT industry, having served as Managing Principal at Capital Formation, LLC, a net lease real estate advisory firm, in addition to several senior leadership roles at GE Capital, Franchise Finance. During his tenure at GE Capital, he successfully led the IPS and Surplus platforms for a 2,000+ property portfolio, built and directed a nationwide retail development platform, and managed a 500-property triple net lease portfolio. Mr. Heimlich earned a BS in finance from Eastern Illinois University.

Jay Young
Jay Young
Jay Young Executive Vice President, General Counsel
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Mr. Young joined Spirit in April 2016 and serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Young served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Wingstop, Inc., and In-House Counsel for CEC Entertainment, Wachovia Corporation, and UBS. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Southern Methodist University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business.

Prakash Parag
Prakash Parag
Prakash Parag Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
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Mr. Parag joined Spirit in May 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. He is an accomplished financial executive with more than 18 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and finance.

Prior to joining Spirit, he served in various leadership roles at Ernst & Young during his tenure. Most recently, he served as an executive director and provided assurance and advisory services to a number of public and private entities. Mr. Parag is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and earned a Masters of Business Administration in finance from Emory University.

Pierre Revol
Pierre Revol
Pierre Revol Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
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Mr. Revol joined Spirit in November 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations.

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Revol served as a buy-side analyst for over 10 years covering REITs. Prior to joining the buy-side, he worked in investment banking as an associate at Goldman Sachs and an analyst at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Revol graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 from the Wharton School with a finance concentration and the College of Arts and Sciences with an international relations focus. Mr. Revol is a Certified Commercial Investment Member.

Rochelle Thomas
Rochelle Thomas
Rochelle Thomas Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
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Ms. Thomas joined Spirit in June 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.

Prior to joining Spirit, Ms. Thomas was a senior associate with the international law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where she focused her practice on a broad range of sophisticated commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, complex commercial leases, and financings. She also worked extensively on cross-disciplinary legal teams providing real estate expertise for mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance, and restructuring transactions. Ms. Thomas earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in history and political science from The Ohio State University and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Daniel Rosenberg
Daniel Rosenberg
Daniel Rosenberg Senior Vice President, Deputy Head of Asset Management
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Mr. Rosenberg joined Spirit in November 2007 and serves as Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Asset Management. During his tenure at Spirit, Mr. Rosenberg has held roles in both asset management and acquisitions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Head of Acquisitions.

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Rosenberg served as an associate at Greenblatt & Associates, a general law practice in Woodland Hills, CA. Mr. Rosenberg earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a JD from Whittier Law School, and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Travis Carter
Travis Carter
Travis Carter Senior Vice President, Credit & Underwriting
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Mr. Carter joined Spirit in June 2013 and serves as Senior Vice President of Credit and Underwriting. In his most recent role at Spirit, he served as Vice President of Asset Management. 

Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Carter served as Vice President of Real Estate Development at Community By Design, Inc., a mixed-use developer. Mr. Carter earned a BS in real estate and finance, and an MBA in real estate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Board of Directors

Richard I. Gilchrist
Richard I. Gilchrist
Richard I. Gilchrist Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Mr. Gilchrist joined Spirit Realty Capital's Board of Directors in 2012 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. In addition, Mr. Gilchrist serves as a member of the Compensation Committee.

Since 2011, Mr. Gilchrist has served as Senior Advisor responsible for acquisitions and investments at The Irvine Company, a privately-held real estate investment company. From 2006 to 2011, he served as President of The Irvine Company’s Investment Properties Group. From 2002 to 2006, he served as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer and on the board of directors of Maguire Properties, Inc., a publicly-held REIT. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Gilchrist served as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the board of directors of Commonwealth Atlantic Properties, a privately-held REIT. From 1995 to 1997, he served as the Co-Chairman and Managing Partner of CommonWealth Partners, a real estate company he co-founded. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Gilchrist worked at Maguire Thomas Partners, serving as General Counsel from 1982 to 1984, was Partner from 1984 to 1985, and Senior Partner from 1985 to 1995. Mr. Gilchrist co-founded the real estate law firm of Gilchrist & Rutter in 1982 and also worked as an attorney at Flint & MacKay from 1971 to 1981.

Mr. Gilchrist currently serves on the board of directors of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR), a publicly traded REIT. He serves as the Chair of both the investment committee and the executive compensation committee of Ventas, Inc. He also serves on the board of directors of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (“BREIT”), a non-traded REIT, and serves on its audit and nominating and corporate governance committees and is Chair of the affiliated transactions committee.

Mr. Gilchrist is a member of the Board of Advisors of Preferred Office Growth Fund, a private real estate fund with a focus on multi-tenant, value add and core office properties in the southeast. He is also a member Emeritus of the Whittier College Board of Trustees and served as its Chairman from 2003 to 2011. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Mr. Gilchrist received a B.A. in political science and economics from Whittier College and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law.

Kevin M. Charlton
Kevin M. Charlton
Kevin M. Charlton Board of Directors
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Mr. Charlton joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2009 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee.

Mr. Charlton is the Chief Executive Officer of NewHold Investment Corporation (“NHIC”), a special purpose acquisition corporation targeting industrial technology companies. On March 8, 2021, NHIC announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Evolv Technology, a touchless venue security company. Mr. Charlton also serves as Co-Chairman of NewHold Enterprises, a holding company that focuses on manufacturing, distribution, and business service companies across the U.S. He is primarily responsible for capital formation and investment sourcing activities, as well as portfolio company management. Mr. Charlton previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corporation III, a blank check company (“HCAC III”) and successor to HCAC and HCAC II (described below). Mr. Charlton resigned from his positions with HCAC III in October 2018, following the acquisition by HCAC III of NRCG Group. From August 2009 to June 2013, Mr. Charlton was a Managing Director in the Principal Transactions Group of Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., leading a team that oversaw its existing portfolio of North American investments. From August 2002 to June 2009, Mr. Charlton worked as a Managing Director at Investcorp International. Prior to August 2002, he worked for JPMorgan Chase, McKinsey & Company, and as a contractor in the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Mr. Charlton serves on the board of directors of American AllWaste, an environmental services company, F&S Tools, a precision tooling manufacturer, and Macro Energy, an LED lighting company. From February 2017 to January 2021, Mr. Charlton served on the board of directors of Daseke, Inc., a national provider of open deck, heavy haul transportation services, as well as on the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees. Mr. Charlton was also the President & Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. (“HCAC”) and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corporation II (“HCAC II”), two publicly traded blank check companies founded by Daniel J. Hennessy. In February 2015, HCAC successfully completed the acquisition of the Blue Bird Bus Company, which trades on NASDAQ under BLBD, at which point he resigned from his positions. In February 2017, HCAC II successfully completed a merger with Daseke, Inc., described above, which trades on NASDAQ under DSKE. Mr. Charlton has resigned his positions with HCAC II and from the DSKE board of directors. In addition, he has served on the boards of directors of more than 25 private companies in a variety of roles.

Mr. Charlton graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and has graduate and undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and Princeton University.

Todd A. Dunn
Todd A. Dunn
Todd A. Dunn Board of Directors
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Mr. Dunn joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2012 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Dunn has served as a member of the Executive Board of Aurora Capital Group since 2012. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of United Plastics Group, a manufacturer of injection-molded plastic components to the medical, automotive, industrial and consumer sectors, from 2010 until it was sold to MedPlast, a portfolio company of Baird Capital Partners, in April 2012. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Dunn worked for FleetPride, Inc., an independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the board of directors, from 2005 to 2009; as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2005 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2004. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Dunn served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tartan Textiles, Inc. and, from 1998 to 1999, served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quality Distribution Service Partners. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Dunn worked for SLM Power Group, Inc., serving as Business Manager and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Dunn worked for First City BanCorporation of Texas/First City Bank of Corpus Christi.

Mr. Dunn serves as lead director of SRP Parent, Inc., a national provider of customized offerings to the convenience store channel; lead director of VLS Recovery Services, a provider of specialty cleaning and waste processing services; Randall Reilly, a provider of data and data-driven marketing solutions for industrial end markets including heavy duty trucking, construction equipment and agricultural equipment; lead director of Petroleum Service Corporation, a provider of product handling and site logistics services in North America; and Premier Roofing Company, one of the largest roofing service providers and vendor managed networks in the United States engaged in re-roofing of properties primarily damaged by hail or wind. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Dunn served as a director of Restaurant Technologies, Inc., a national provider of closed-loop cooking oil solutions to the U.S. restaurant and hospitality markets. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Dunn served as a director of Ames Taping Tool Systems, Inc.

Mr. Dunn received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Elizabeth F. Frank
Elizabeth F. Frank
Elizabeth F. Frank Board of Directors
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Ms. Frank joined Spirit Realty Capital's Board of Directors in 2019 and currently serves on the Audit Committee, in addition to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Ms. Frank serves as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Programming & Chief Content Officer for AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theatre company (NYSE: AMC). Ms. Frank leads teams based in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and London that are responsible for sourcing and scheduling movies for AMC’s 11,000+ screens across the United States and Europe, as well as promoting, pricing, and selling 375 million movie tickets annually. Ms. Frank joined AMC in 2010. Prior to this, Ms. Frank served as Senior Vice President, Global Programs for AmeriCares from 2006 to 2010, Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning for Time Warner from 2003 to 2006 and Partner for McKinsey & Company, with a focus on consumer practice from 1994 to 2003.

Ms. Frank serves as a director on the board of directors of AmeriCares (a 501c3) and Fathom Events. From 2011 to 2017, Ms. Frank served as a director on the board of directors of Open Read Films.

Ms. Frank earned her B.S. in business marketing from Lehigh University and her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Michelle M. Frymire
Michelle M. Frymire
Michelle M. Frymire Board of Directors
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Ms. Frymire joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2021 and currently serves on the Audit Committee.

Ms. Frymire currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of CWT (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel), one of the world’s largest travel management platforms providing business travel, meetings, and event management for some of the world’s largest global companies. Ms. Frymire has been responsible for leading the company through and beyond the impact of the pandemic, driving the company’s global strategy, and overseeing significant investment in the company’s product and technology platforms. Prior to serving as the CEO, Ms. Frymire was President and CFO, responsible for driving global business strategy and transformation by building an integrated and collaborative approach to business support and change across CWT. She oversaw the accounting and finance, procurement, real estate, enterprise strategy and planning, human resources, and technology functions globally for CWT.

Prior to joining CWT, Ms. Frymire was Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Risk Insurance Group, LLC, a privately-owned specialty lines underwriting manager and wholesale broker from 2017 to 2019. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Chief Financial Officer for Service King Collision Repair Centers. From 2009 to 2015 she served in a variety of roles for The Service Master Companies, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Corporate FP&A and Strategy. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Frymire was Chief Financial Officer for TruGreen and from 2005 to 2009, Ms. Frymire was Chief Financial Officer, Vacation Ownership for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. From 1998 to 2005, Ms. Frymire served in a variety of roles for Delta Air Lines, Inc., including Vice President, Finance, Marketing, International, Network and Technology. Prior to this, Ms. Frymire was the Managing Director, Financial Planning, Analysis and Systems for Continental Airlines from 1994 to 1998. Lastly, from 1991 to 1994, Ms. Frymire was Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A with American Airlines Group, Inc.

Ms. Frymire received a B.A. in Economics from Austin College and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

Kristian M. Gathright
Kristian M. Gathright
Kristian M. Gathright Board of Directors
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Ms. Gathright joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2021 and currently serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Ms. Gathright was Executive Vice President, Asset Management and Chief Operating Officer of Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE), a real estate investment trust that owns one of the largest portfolios of upscale, rooms-focused hotels in the United States, from 2007 to 2020. Ms. Gathright held various senior management positions with each of the former Apple REIT Companies from inception until they were sold to a third party or merged with Apple Hospitality REIT. Ms. Gathright joined the Apple REIT Companies in 1999. Ms. Gathright played an instrumental role in building a strong corporate culture, maximizing value through effective management of brand, operator and supplier relationships, utilizing a data-driven approach to drive superior results and evaluating and executing several strategic transactions. Prior to joining Apple Hospitality REIT, Ms. Gathright served as AVP, Investor Relations Manager of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust from 1998 to 1999. From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Gathright was Regional Controller and Asset Manager of United Dominion Realty Trust. Lastly, from 1994 to 1996, Ms. Gathright was an auditor with Ernst & Young.

Ms. Gathright serves on the board of directors of Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc (NYSE: APLE).

Ms. Gathright currently serves on the board of directors of each: Common House, LLC, YMCA of Greater Richmond, St. Christopher School, The Community Foundation of Richmond, McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board, Truist Advisory Board, StartUp Virginia, NextUP, Maymont and Richmond Symphony Foundation. From 2019 to 2020, Ms. Gathright served on the board of directors of American Hotel and Lodging Association and Virginia Chamber of Commerce. From 2015 to 2020, Ms. Gathright served on the board of directors of ChamberRVA.

Ms. Gathright received a B.S. in Accounting, Graduate with Distinction, from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Jackson Hsieh
Jackson Hsieh
Jackson Hsieh Board of Directors, President & CEO
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Mr. Hsieh joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2017.

Mr. Hsieh joined Spirit as President and Chief Operating Officer on September 7, 2016 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President on July 25, 2017. Mr. Hsieh previously worked for Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), where he served as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, primarily focusing on the firm’s real estate clients. Prior to this, Mr. Hsieh was Vice Chairman and Sole/Co-Global Head of UBS’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group, managing a team of over 70 professionals in six offices worldwide. During his career, including a prior period at Morgan Stanley and tenures at Bankers Trust Company and Salomon Brothers, Inc., he served as senior lead banker on over $285 billion of real estate and lodging transactions.

Mr. Hsieh currently serves on the board of directors and the audit, compensation, nominating and corporate governance, and acquisitions committees of the board of directors of HERSHA Hospitality Trust. Mr. Hsieh also serves on the Advisory Board of Governors for NAREIT.

Mr. Hsieh received a bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University.

Diana M. Laing
Diana M. Laing
Diana M. Laing Board of Directors
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Ms. Laing joined Spirit Realty Capital's Board of Directors in 2018 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee.

Ms. Laing was the Chief Financial Officer for American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH), a REIT investing in single-family rental homes, from 2014 to June 30, 2018. Ms. Laing’s areas of responsibility included capital markets strategy and implementation, information technology, accounting and financial reporting, investor relations, budgeting and forecasting and risk management. Before AMH, Ms. Laing was the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for Thomas Properties Group, Inc. (NYSE: TPGI), a real estate operating company investing in Class A office properties throughout the United States prior to its merger into Parkway Properties, Inc. in December 2013. Ms. Laing served as Principal and Chief Financial Officer at New Pacific Realty from 2001 to 2003, and as Chief Financial Officer at each of FirstSource Corporation from 2000 to 2001, Arden Realty from 1996 to 2000 and Southwest Property Trust from 1986 to 1996. Ms. Laing started her career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Company.

Ms. Laing currently serves as a director on the board of directors of The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) and is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee and capital allocation committee for MAC. Ms. Laing also serves as a director on the board of directors of CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRE) and is a member of the audit and compensation committees of CTRE. Finally, Ms. Laing is a director on the board of directors of Alexander and Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX) and is a member of the audit and compensation committees of ALEX.

Ms. Laing serves on the board of trustees for Oklahoma State University Foundation and is a director for RREEF Core Plus Industrial Fund.

Ms. Laing received a B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Nicholas P. Shepherd
Nicholas P. Shepherd
Nicholas P. Shepherd Board of Directors
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Mr. Shepherd joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2012 and currently serves on the Compensation Committee, in addition to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Shepherd served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of TGI Fridays Inc. From 1995 to 2007, Mr. Shepherd worked for Blockbuster, Inc., serving as the Chief Operating Officer during 2007, President of Blockbuster North American from 2004 to 2007, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer from 2001 to 2004, Senior Vice President, International from 1998 to 2001 and Vice President and General Manager from 1995 to 1999. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Shepherd served as a Divisional Officer of Comet Group PLC, an electronics retailer in the UK and, from 1991 to 1993, served as a Senior Partner and founder of The Service Practice, which specialized in the development and performance measurement of service systems for retail businesses. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Shepherd worked for Grand Metropolitan PLC, serving as the General Manager of Pastificio Restaurants from 1989 to 1991, Head of European Operations of Continental Restaurants from 1988 to 1989 and Brand Development Director of the Retail Enterprise Group from 1986 to 1988. He worked as an Operations Manager for Allied Lyons PLC from 1985 to 1986 and as an Operations Manager and Brand Development Manager for Whitbread PLC from 1979 to 1985. Currently, Mr. Shepherd works as a Private Investor and Advisor.

Mr. Shepherd serves on the board of directors of Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: FRGI). He is currently a member of the audit and compensation committees.

From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Shepherd served on the board of directors of Carlson Wagon Lit Travel, the largest Global B-to-B Travel company (a joint venture between Carlson and JPMorgan Chase). From 2009 until 2014, Mr. Shepherd served on the board of directors of Carlson Restaurants Inc. and as Chairman of the board of directors of TGI Friday’s Inc. During 2008, Mr. Shepherd served as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sagittarius Brands, Inc., a private restaurant holding company which owned and operated the Del Taco and Captain D’s restaurant brands.

Mr. Shepherd earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and hospitality from Sheffield Hallamshire University.

Thomas J. Sullivan
Thomas J. Sullivan
Thomas J. Sullivan Board of Directors
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Mr. Sullivan joined Spirit Realty Capital's board of directors in 2021 and currently serves on the Compensation Committee.

Mr. Sullivan serves as a partner with SG Special Situations Fund L.P., whose investment manager is Standard General L.P., a New York-based investment firm that manages event-driven opportunity funds, where he is responsible for portfolio management. Prior to joining Standard General L.P. in June 2016, Mr. Sullivan was the managing partner of Smallwood Partners, LLC, a financial advisory services firm from 2009 to 2015. From 1996 to 2008, Mr. Sullivan was a managing director of Investcorp International, Inc., a global middle market private equity firm. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Sullivan was Vice President and Treasurer of The Leslie Fay Companies, Inc. Lastly, from 1989 to 1993, Mr. Sullivan held multiple positions with Arthur Anderson & Co.
Mr. Sullivan is chairman of the board of directors of NewHold Investment Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, and is a member of the nominating committee. In addition, Mr. Sullivan is a member of the board of directors of Investcorp Credit Management Business. Mr. Sullivan also serves as a trustee on the board of trustees of SMTA Liquidating Trust (successor to Spirit MTA REIT). Prior to its dissolution on January 1, 2020 and the establishment of SMTA Liquidating Trust, Mr. Sullivan served on the board of trustees of Spirit MTA REIT, an externally managed, publicly traded REIT, and was chair of its compensation committee and a member of its audit committee and related party transactions committee.

Mr. Sullivan serves as chairman of the board of directors of Totes Isotoner Corporation and is chairman of the compensation committee. Mr. Sullivan served as a member of the board of directors, including as a member of the audit committee, finance committee and budget advisory committee, of Media General Inc. from 2013 to 2017. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Sullivan served on the board of directors of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corporation. Mr. Sullivan also served as a member of the board of directors and was lead director of the suitability committee and chairperson of the nominating and governance committee of American Apparel Inc. from 2014 to 2016. Additionally, Mr. Sullivan served on the board of directors for Millennium Custodial Trust from 2010 to 2018, Heartsong, Inc. from 2004 to present, Accredited Mortgage Loan REIT from 2009 to 2016, New Young Broadcasting Co. from 2009 to 2014 and Utility Service Partners, Inc. from 2011 to 2014.

Mr. Sullivan earned his B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University.