With over 25 full time employees with a vast and diverse range of experience our team is dedicated to helping our partners achieve success.
Please meet some of our key corporate team members:
Don MoorePresident Grinner’s Food Systems Limited
Don’s commitment to the GFSL’ restaurant system spans over 30 years, he has spent his career steadily moving through increasingly demanding roles until he became President in July 2018. Don was promoted to Senior Operations Representative in 1999 and then Director of Training from 2001 to 2009, where he rejuvenated the training programs, much of which are still used today.
From 2010 onward, Don took on more senior roles in the company becoming Director of Operations (2010) followed by Vice President of Operations (2012) in which he worked to modernize the operations of the company while raising overall system standards. Don then became Executive Vice President in 2015 overseeing the day-to-day operations. His success in steadily steering the brands in an increasingly competitive environment was recognized with him officially being named President in July of 2018.
Lisa ByersVice President Finance, Truro, Nova Scotia
Lisa joined Grinner’s Food Systems Limited in 2006 stepping into the role of Controller after working in public accounting and auditing for 18 years with a national firm. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, and obtained her chartered accountant designation in 1991. Lisa is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. Lisa was appointed Vice President Finance in 2012 and is responsible for financial planning, analysis, and information reporting, as well as human resources, and management of the accounting department of GFSL and its affiliated companies.
Greg SmithDirector of Franchise Business Development
Greg is an experienced business leader with over 25 years’ experience managing various areas within the food service industry. With an extensive background in franchise relations, operations, marketing and development, he brings a unique business perspective to the team. Greg has held senior positions with Tim Hortons & Restaurant Brands International, specifically as Director of Business Development & Director of Operations – Atlantic Canada 2011 to 2017; Director of Marketing and Senior Manager Regional Marketing and Regional Marketing. Recently, Greg held the position as Executive Vice President with Paramount Fine Foods in Ontario between 2017 & 2019.
Greg currently heads up the Franchising and Development department, his primary responsibilities include new franchisee approval, approving new locations and restaurant design. As well, he oversees the construction and legal and will be heading up the real estate division for GFSL.
Rick MullinDirector of Franchise Sales and Xpress Development
Rick has been with GFSL since 1988 and is currently Director of Franchise Sales and Xpress Development. His career in foodservice began with Ponderosa where he worked for three years and then six years with A&W. His past responsibilities included working with Franchisees to maximize profitability, 2 1/2 years managing day-to-day operations in two corporate locations, training staff at store openings and 15 years developing our Xpress concepts in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario.
Don MarshallDirector of Operations
Don has over 30 years’ experience in the food industry, including several years in restaurant management. Don joined GFSL head office in 2003 as an Operations Representative whose responsibilities included menu development, store support for all locations in the chain, opening new locations and training new store owners and staff. He became Director of Operations in 2011 and took over the company procurement segment in 2017.