Corporate Directors

The following are brief profiles of the Independent Directors of Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp., who will also serve as the directors of Pizza Pizza GP, Inc.

Richard McCoy, Director

Richard McCoy has been in the investment business for over 35 years. Prior to retiring in October 2003, Mr. McCoy was Vice Chairman, Investment Banking at TD Securities Inc. Prior to joining TD Securities Inc. in May 1997, Mr. McCoy was Deputy Chairman of CIBC Wood Gundy Securities. Mr. McCoy holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario.

Edward Nash, Director

Edward Nash is Managing Director of Nash & Company Capital Managers, an administrator of private investments. Prior to founding Nash & Company Capital Managers, he was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Development and Merchant Banking at CIBC. During the first 25 years of his career, Mr. Nash worked in banking and consulting in North and South America and Europe. He served on the wholesale and retail bank management committees at CIBC where he ran the mergers and acquisitions and merchant banking businesses as well as corporate development. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Comm. from Queen’s University and is designated a CPA, CMA.

Michelle Savoy, Director

Michelle Savoy is a corporate director with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry including investment management and capital markets. She currently serves as a director for Laurentian Bank of Canada (LB-T), Ontario Pension Board and Nav Canada. Her early experience includes more than a decade with CIBC World Markets where she ultimately was Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Sales.  She then held numerous senior executive positions with The Capital Group of Companies, a global investment management organization, including President of Capital Guardian Canada until her retirement in 2011. She earned a BBA from University of Ottawa and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors education program and is an Institute certified director.

Jay Swartz, Chairperson and Director

Mr. Swartz is a senior partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. He has diverse commercial practice with particular emphasis on banking, debt financing, financial product development, structured finance, corporate restructuring, private equity funds and private company acquisitions. Mr. Swartz was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979, prior to that he completed his Bachelor of Law at Osgood Hall and his Bachelor of Art at York University.

Kathy Welsh, Director

Prior to retiring in 2011, Kathy Welsh was an independent consultant.  Prior to forming her own consulting practice in 2004, she held a number of senior financial positions, including Chief Financial Officer for Radian Communication Services Corporation, Simvest Solutions, The Second Cup, and Canada Bread. She began her business career as a senior accountant with KPMG, subsequently holding management positions at Holt Rinehart & Winston of Canada Limited, Innopac Inc. and Maple Leaf Foods Inc.  Ms. Welsh completed her B.Comm (Honours – Gold Medalist) from Queen’s University in 1980 and earned her CPA designation in 1982; in 2008 she became an Institute Certified Director, Institute of Corporate Directors, and has served as a Director or Trustee for a number of organizations.


Non-independent Board Members who are employed by Pizza Pizza Limited

Paul Goddard, President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Goddard became Chief Executive Officer on March 31, 2010 upon the passing of Michael Overs, the founder of Pizza Pizza. Paul is a licensed professional engineer, and holds an honours engineering degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from London Business School, UK.

Paul has over 20 years of international experience in Canada, the US and the UK, and has extensive expertise in general management, sales, marketing, IT, operations, business development, strategy and portfolio management. He has worked for market-leading firms such as Imperial Oil (Esso), Morgan Stanley, and Just Energy (formerly Energy Savings Income Fund), where he was Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing.

Paul is also a member of the Board of Governors for Excellence Canada, an independent, not-for-profit, organization that is committed to advancing organizational excellence across Canada.

Curt Feltner, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Curtis Feltner holds a B.Sc. degree from Indiana University. He became a certified public accountant in 1983, and worked in a financial capacity in the real estate industry for ten years prior to joining Pizza Pizza as Controller in 1993. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and Vice President, Finance in 2005