Togo's Promotes Susan Koch To Vice President of Finance

January 31, 2011 // Franchising.com // San Jose, CA – Togo's Sandwiches, a West Coast Original, with over 242 franchised restaurants, has named Susan Koch vice president of finance. Susan has been with Togo's since August 1997 in various capacities, her preceding title was director of finance, which she held since March 2006. Koch has been invaluable in creating effective management and financial controls during her time at Togo's, and is an important player in the company's success.

"Susan has been a terrific financial steward and executive leader to Togo's for 14 years," said Tony Gioia, CEO of Togo's Eateries. "She has as an incredible amount of hands-on experience and historical knowledge throughout her many accomplished years with the company and has always been a steady and dependable leader at Togo's."

Prior to Togo's she worked with PepsiCo's Pizza Hut Division as finance manager, ServiceMaster Management Services as controller and regional director of finance and Arthur Andersen as an audit manager. Koch is a certified public accountant and certified financial planner, and has a bachelor's of business administration in accounting, with a minor in computer programming from the University of North Texas. Koch currently resides in Laguna Beach, California.

In addition to Koch, the Togo's executive team includes seasoned executive leadership personnel, each carrying many years of restaurant specific experience, including:

  • Tony Gioia, chairman and chief executive officer
  • ·Renae Scott, vice president of brand & marketing
  • Todd Peterson, vice president of franchise sales
  • Rand Ferris, vice president of operations

In 2011, the Togo's executive team will be focusing on growing the Togo's system through existing and new franchisees.

About Togo's Eateries Inc.

Togo's was founded in 1971 by a young college student with a large appetite and little money looking to make sandwiches the way he liked them – big, made to order and stuffed with the freshest ingredients. Keeping in the spirit of the original, Togo's products are still made with only the highest quality ingredients; including fresh-baked breads, premium meats, cheeses and produce. In addition to great sandwiches, Togo's makes hand-tossed salads, wraps, soups and desserts. Togo's is a subsidiary of Mainsail Partners, for more information call 415-391-3150 or visit www.mainsailpartners.com. Togo's is a franchise-based business, for more information call 877-78-TOGOS or visit http://www.togosfranchise.com. For more information on Togo's Eateries Inc., in general please visit http://www.togos.com.

About Mainsail Partners

Mainsail Partners is a private equity firm with over $150 million of capital under management, investing in growing or potentially profitable companies with revenue between $4 million and $50 million. With over 80 years of investment and management experience, drawing on expertise in operations, strategy and finance, Mainsail represents a uniquely attractive partner to help shareholders and management teams build value in their businesses. For more information call 415-391-3150 or visit www.mainsailpartners.com.

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