On the Move: 13 May 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 3:24pm
Staff reports

American Blue Ribbon Holdings adds chief people officer

American Blue Ribbon Holdings has hired Bill Streitberger as chief people officer.

Streitberger will provide leadership in developing and executing human resources strategy for the Nashville-based restaurant company.

Streitberger joins American Blue Ribbon Holdings from Denver-based Red Robin Gourmet Burgers where he served as vice president of human resources for the past four years. Prior to his stint at Red Robin, Streitberger gained human resources and recruiting leadership experience through senior positions at national restaurant companies such as Fogo de Chao, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc., the Cheesecake Factory and Brinker International.

He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

“Throughout Bill’s more than 25 years of senior-level human resources experience, he has garnered a reputation for fairness and service while developing down-to-earth practical solutions for staff and management,” Hazem Ouf, president and chief executive officer of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, said in a release. “He will be an immediate asset to our company during an exciting time of momentum and opportunity.”

American Blue Ribbon Holdings has 32,000 employees nationwide across its brands O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine, Max & Erma’s, Village Inn, Bakers Square and Legendary Baking.

Pinnacle welcomes sales assistant

Nancy Goodloe has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a sales assistant for Pinnacle Asset Management.

Goodloe enjoyed a 25-year career at Raymond James Financial Services, where she most recently served as a sales assistant.

Goodloe holds Series 7, 27 and 66 licenses and is licensed in life insurance. She is based at Pinnacle’s Financial Center in Murfreesboro.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough adds two attorneys

Local law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has expanded its Nashville presence with the addition of Kevin Doherty and Cynthia Wiel.

Doherty joins as a partner and practices in the area of insurance regulatory law, with particular emphasis on captives, risk retention groups, self-insurance funds and other alternative insurance vehicles. Formerly a partner in the Nashville office of Burr & Forman, Doherty also represents recording artists, publishers, songwriters and music-related companies in industry agreements and transactions.

Also practicing in the captives area is Wiel, who joins the firm as of counsel. Wiel also concentrates on insurance regulatory law, business law, healthcare law, municipal utility law and wine and liquor regulation. She represents corporations and associations in their dealings with state and local governments and has experience drafting legislation, advising clients on the effect of pending legislation and representing clients in contracting with the State of Tennessee, including TennCare managed care organizations. Wiel formerly served as member of Hubbard, Berry & Harris.

"We welcome Kevin and Cynthia to the firm and to our Nashville team and look forward to introducing them to our clients," said Larry Papel, Nelson Mullins' Nashville office managing partner. "Their experience adds to the firm's regulatory and health care practices and provides depth to our scope of client services."

Nelson Mullins entered Tennessee with the opening of its Nashville office in April 2012. The Nashville office also houses nearly 100 lawyers dedicated to the firm’s Encompass e-Discovery Division, which handles large-scale document review projects for clients.

National Restaurant Properties adds trio

Local restaurant-focused real estate and business brokerage firm National Restaurant Properties has added three team members.

Chad Pinkston is a licensed real estate agent and business broker. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Pinkston once served as a corporate trainer at the Panera Bread Company.

Meghan Michel comes to NRP with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Michel previously worked as a senior manager with the Cheesecake Factory Corp. and also was involved with strategic selling for Green Hills-based Zoe’s Kitchen. She is a licensed real estate agent and business broker. 

Brady Trosper has a background in both restaurant ownership and operations. Trosper opened Chago’s Cantina on Belmont Boulevard and served as a managing partner. A graduate of Gulf Coast State College, Trosper is a licensed real estate agent and business broker.

Started in 1968, Brentwood-based National Restaurant Properties focuses exclusively on the hospitality industry. The firm assists owners seeking to sell their establishments as well as buyers looking for locations.

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