Kerry A. Kramp

President & Chief Executive Officer at Sizzler USA Restaurants, Inc.

Kerry A. Kramp

Kerry A. Kramp

President & Chief Executive Officer at Sizzler USA Restaurants, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

HomeTown Buffet, Inc.
Sizzler USA Restaurants, Inc.
Let's Dish!, Inc.

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378

Primary Location

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Number of Boards

5

Number of Awards

2

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Founding Member at Il Pioppo LLC

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at BBQ Holdings

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Co-Founder at Buffets, Inc.

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Co-Founder at The Elliot Leadership Institute

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Director, Office of the Chief Executive Officer & Corporate Administration at Buffets, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Buffets, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Buffets, Inc.

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Founder at Circle Peak Capital LLC

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Chief Financial Officer at Shari's Management Corp.

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Former Audit & Consulting Partner at KPMG LLP

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Kerry A. Kramp
President & Chief Executive Officer at Sizzler USA Restaurants, Inc.
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Restaurant Management

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

The Culinary Institute of America refines the world of gourmet chefs. It offers bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and management, as well as continuing education, conferences, travel programs, and e-learning.

Career History
Founder
2004 - Current
President & Chief Executive Officer
Current

Sizzler USA Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates dining restaurants. It serve a variety of steak, chicken and seafood dishes and feature a buffet-style salad bar that also offers soups, appetizers and dessert items. The company was founded by Delmar Johnson in 1957 and is headquartered in Culver City, CA.

Chief Executive Officer
2006 - Prior

Let's Dish!, Inc. provides retail meal preparation services. It offers freezer-ready meals, marinated flank steak and montreal chicken. The firm provides special offers, events, dish for a cause and special dishes. The company was founded in 2003 by Ruth Lundquist and Darcy Olson and is headquartered in Burnsville, MN.

Boards & Committees
Member of the Operating Council
Current

Circle Peak makes minority or control-stake private investments in the small- to mid-size consumer, industrial and financial sectors to build leading national brands with sustainable competitive advantages. They seek defensible, market leading companies with sales of $50 million to $500 million and transaction values of $5 million to $500 million.Circle Peak participates in MBOs, acquisition platforms and recapitalizations involving junior capital commitments per transaction of up to $100 million. CPC typically leads their transactions and often involves leading institutional private equity and alternative investment groups to join as co-investors in larger acquisitions.Circle Peak does not invest in utilities, oil and gas, biotechnology, telecommunications, high technology and transportation.Desired business variables include companies with established products/services, stand-alone, high-growth platforms, corporate carve outs, corporate orphans, organic or acquisition buildups, potential for highly profitable internal growth, limited significant near-term capital investment, opportunity for significant market share capture and low technology risk.Businesses with solid fundamentals are strongly preferred. Certain distressed situations are considered. Adequate asset base or cash flow to support debt is preferred. Management ideally will have a significant equity interest post-closing.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Shari's Management Corp. owns and operates family restaurants. Its menus include breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, and pies. The company is founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Beaverton, OR.

Member, Board of Directors
1995 - 1996

HomeTown Buffet, Inc., part of Food Management Partners, Inc., is an American company located in Hollywood Park, TX. The firm operates restaurants. It was acquired by Ovation Brands, Inc., part of Food Management Partners, Inc. since August 2015, on 20 Sep 96 for $145.93 million.

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$1 - $499
2006

The Culinary Institute of America refines the world of gourmet chefs. It offers bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and management, as well as continuing education, conferences, travel programs, and e-learning.

$2,500 - $4,999
2006

National Restaurant Association operates as a foodservice trade association. It advocate for pro-restaurant regulation and operational freedom. The firm provide advocacy and representation, educational networking, tools and solutions, and research and insights. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

N/A
2004

The Culinary Institute of America refines the world of gourmet chefs. It offers bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and management, as well as continuing education, conferences, travel programs, and e-learning.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 15th District, Eric Swalwell

$500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

Investments
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Buffets Holdings, Inc. owns and operates buffet style restaurants. The company provides traditional home cooking which includes salads, soups, entrees, and desserts. Its restaurants include HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, and Ryan's Grill. Buffets Holdings was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Eagan, MN.

Awards & Honors
2003
Nation’s Restaurant News - Golden Chain Award
Ohio State University - Distinguished Alumnus Award
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