Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer & Deep Sea Diver
When he’s not swimming with the fish in sea, he’s Feastin’ on the big, bold flavors of Checkers. A seasoned financial executive with more than 20 years of experience in the Restaurant, Retail and Hospitality industries, Todd Lindsey was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. in January of 2008. He is responsible for oversight of all of the company’s financial and treasury systems, reporting, and controls, as well as in-depth strategic planning and forecasting. A passionate employee, Mr. Lindsey loves all things Checkers or as he puts it, “I love to interact with all of the areas of the company. It’s exciting to be a part of the great things that are going on in this company.” &break;Prior to diving into Checkers brand, Mr. Lindsey worked for Michaels Stores, Inc., where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for Michaels’ Specialty Retail Group. Prior to that, Mr. Lindsey served as Vice President of Finance for Gaylord Hotels, where during his tenure at Gaylord, Mr. Lindsey was instrumental in the completion and opening of the $500 million, 1,500-room Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. From 1998 to 2002, he served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Hard Rock Café International, where he was responsible for financial strategy, management and strategic planning for all Hard Rock Café businesses, Internet development, and customer acquisitions. Mr. Lindsey has also held key positions with Darden Restaurants, Inc. and TCBY Systems. &break;He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Memphis State University and his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Chicago.