Meet the team that leads Fiesta Restaurant Group and Pollo Tropical.

These are the leaders that uphold our mission to provide outstanding food at an exceptional value. Our experienced executive team is committed to creating a unique and special culture for our team members. They lead us in our commitment to an outstanding dining experience for our guests as well as excellent operating economics that result in industry-leading average unit volumes for our shareholders.

Dirk Montgomery

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dirk Montgomery has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2023 and previously served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2022. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2019. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Hooters International a $1 billion iconic restaurant chain with 425 units globally in 25 countries, where he was responsible for accounting, finance, technology, and global supply chain. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., operator of leading global restaurant brands including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Mr. Montgomery also had responsibility for supply chain and IT during his tenure at Bloomin’ Brands. Mr. Montgomery has other related experience as a public company Chief Financial Officer at Health Insurance Innovations, Inc., a health insurance and technology company; and at Ascena Retail Group, Inc., a women’s retail apparel portfolio.

Tyler Yoesting

Chief Accounting Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer

Tyler Yoesting has served as the Company's Vice President, Controller since March 2022 and previously served as Director, Assistant Controller from June 2019 until March 2022. Prior to joining the Company in 2019, Mr. Yoesting spent more than a decade in the audit practice of KPMG LLP.

Louis DiPietro

Chief Legal and People Officer

Louis DiPietro has been our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since December 2018. Mr. DiPietro brings with him 22 years of experience and expertise in the areas of Corporate Governance, SEC rules and regulations, contract negotiations, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Panera Bread Company. During his 12-year career at Panera Bread Company, Mr. DiPietro held several roles of increasing responsibility in the Legal department. Prior to Panera he served as General Counsel for Mainspring, a publicly traded management consulting firm, until it was acquired by IBM. Mr. DiPietro earned his Bachelor of Arts and Law Degrees from Boston College.

Hope Diaz

Chief Marketing Officer

Hope Diaz has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Fiesta Restaurant Group since September 2019. Prior to joining Fiesta, Ms. Diaz held a variety of leadership roles at Restaurant Brands International, one of the world’s largest QSR companies which owns Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes. Most recently, she was the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Popeyes where she led all global marketing efforts, including the brand’s visual identity and restaurant image initiatives. During her tenure at Burger King, she served as Head of Marketing Communications for North America, as well as Head of Global Innovation & Guest Understanding. In that role, she spearheaded all global Insights projects, including research and analytics. Before joining Restaurant Brands International, she was the Director of Research & Strategic Planning at MTV Networks Latin America, where she was responsible for all programming research for MTV Latin America, Nickelodeon Latin America, and VH1 Latin America.

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Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
14800 Landmark Blvd.
Suite 500
Addison, TX 75254
(800) 819-FRGI

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