Meet the Quiznos Management Team
Visionary leadership team with passion for brand and franchisee success is leading Quiznos
Tim Casey – President and CEO
Tim is a restaurant industry veteran who brings a wealth of knowledge and an extensive track record enhancing economic models for franchise brands. Tim also previously served as president and CEO of PepperJax Grill and, prior to that, as president of Qdoba Mexican Grill. Earlier in his career, he was a Vice President at Starbucks Coffee Company.
Pat Hilton – Executive Vice President Operations and Development North America
Pat is a 7 year Quiznos veteran and was recently promoted to Executive Vice President Operations and Development North America. During his time with Quiznos, Pat has been instrumental in leading the team to improve performance and efficiency. His team represents the first point of contact with existing franchisees coming on board.
Since starting his restaurant career in the kitchen, Pat has developed a keen attention to detail and an intimate knowledge of store level operations. With experience in international operations such as McDonald’s and Burger King, Pat’s focus always has been and always will be the well-being of franchisees as we grow store count and drive traffic and transaction size.
His favorite Quiznos product? The Apple Harvest Chicken Salad with the Acai Vinaigrette and the Classic Italian on Rosemary Parmesan Bread – with au jus for dipping.
Eric Grundmeier – Chief Supply Officer
Eric brings a wide-ranging background in supply chain and distribution. He most recently was an independent supply chain consultant, leading efforts for Rusty Taco, Naf Grill, and American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC. Eric also previously served as Vice President of Supply Chain and QA for PepperJax; SVP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group; and Vice President of Supply Chain and QA for Del Taco.
Bruce Vermilyea – Chief Financial Officer
A fresh face to the Quiznos team, Bruce is very excited to work with our franchisees and business partners to create a healthy growing franchise system. As Chief Financial Officer, he will focus on strategic initiatives for most productive use of Quiznos’ resources.
Bruce comes to Quiznos with an extensive background in the QSR space. Most recently, he was CFO of Pepperjax, a private equity-owned QSR sandwich chain. Prior to that, Bruce spent 18 years at Qdoba, the last 3 years as CFO of the Qdoba brand. His experience includes financial planning and analysis, cash management, administration of human resources and risk management planning. Mr. Vermilyea holds BS degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from University of Phoenix.
His favorite Quiznos products? The Classic Italian and the Spicy Chipotle Pulled Pork, both always on Jalapeno Cheddar Bread, no onions. He is also a big fan of the Ham and Swiss Ciabatta Toastie.
Mark Lohmann, Chief Brand Officer
In this role, he is responsible for branding, marketing, strategy, and international development efforts for the portfolio. Prior to joining Rego, Mark was the EVP of Strategy and Chief Financial Officer for Cool Planet. Before that, Mark served as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Qdoba Mexican Grill, where he initiated and executed a brand transformation. Prior to that, he was the Head of Business Development and Chair of the Operating Committee for Konkola Copper Mines (subsidiary of Vedanta Resources) in Lusaka, Zambia.