Nelson Marchioli has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including executive positions with brands such as Bruegger’s Bagels, Burger King, El Pollo Loco, and Red Lobster. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Denny’s from 2001 to 2010, during which he returned the company to profitability and grew the brand to include more than 1,700 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout North America and overseas.
A native of Florida, Marchioli received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Central Florida, where he serves as a member of the UCF Foundation Board, as well as the Rosen Hospitality School Advisory Committee. Marchioli is also a Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He currently resides in Atlanta, GA and Jupiter, FL.