Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Dave Boennighausen has served as our interim Chief Executive Officer since July 2016, Chief Financial Officer since July 2012 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.
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.
Victor Heutz joined Noodles & Company in 2016 and is responsible for leading the Company’s cross-functional teams in day-to-day operations, strategic planning and guest service. Previously, Mr. Heutz held the position of Vice President of US Franchise Operations at Buffalo Wild Wings, where he oversaw the company’s domestic franchise operations business unit. Prior to his role at Buffalo Wild Wings, he served as Vice President of Operations, Mid-Atlantic region at Starbucks Corporation from 2009 to 2015, where he was responsible for overseeing the direct operations of the region, and from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Heutz held the position of Vice President of Franchise Operations, Eastern USA for Cold Stone Creamery.