As the Financial Controller, Bernice is responsible for the corporate finance, tax and risk management, and the day-to-day financial operations. She joined the Fransmart team in October 2016 and has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, corporate compliance, HR and operations.
Prior to joining Fransmart, Bernice held senior finance positions working within corporate, legal and non-profit sectors. While in past positions she specialized in the supervision of both the accounting and operational staff. Her responsibilities also included overseeing internal controls, setting financial targets, developing financial strategies as well as monitoring expenditures.
Since 2000, David has served as President of McClaskey Excellence Institute (formerly Pal’s Business Excellence Institute). He is one of the few individuals to assist seven companies in winning eight Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards, including the only two restaurants that have ever won, and organizations such as The Ritz-Carlton, twice. He also assisted Florida Power and Light to be the first non-Japanese company to win the Deming Prize.
For the past decade, Essa has served on the Board of Directors for the National Restaurant Association with roles as Treasurer and Vice Chair. In 2019, he was named its Chair. A Certified Public Accountant, Essa graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance.
Mr. Oswald has served as a director of numerous public and private corporations and holds directorships in companies in the Group’s investment portfolio. He has also served as an Executive Chairman and/or CEO of several companies in the Group’s portfolio. He has invested and served in advisory positions in numerous restaurant concepts during his career.