Dave Boennighausen became our Chief Executive Officer in June 2017, having served as interim Chief Executive Officer since July 2016. Mr. Boennighausen served as Chief Financial Officer from July 2012 until June 2017 and became a member of board of directors in August 2015. Mr. Boennighausen has been with the Company since 2004, and served as our Vice President of Finance from October 2007 to March 2011, and as our Executive Vice President of Finance from April 2011 to February 2012. He began his career with May Department Stores. He received a BS in Finance and Marketing from Truman State University and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance
Sue Daggett became interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company in June 2017. Ms. Daggett has served as Vice President of Finance since joining the Company in August 2016. Ms. Daggett previously served as President of Smiling Moose Deli. Prior to that time, she held various executive positions at Einstein/Noah Restaurant Group. Inc. as well as financial roles at Arby’s Inc. and Burger King Corporation. Sue began her career with Ernst & Young. She received a BS in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting, from the University of Northern Iowa.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Paul Strasen has served as our Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel since January 2008. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Strasen was the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. and served as the General Counsel of Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp. He began his career at Bell Boyd & Lloyd, now part of K & L Gates. Mr. Strasen received a BA in Humanities and Political Science from Valparaiso University and received a JD from The University of Chicago Law School.