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Laurids Skaarup

President | Moxie's Classic Grill

As President and Chief Operating Officer of Moxie's Classic Grill, Laurids Skaarup has played a significant role in the company’s rapid expansion by leading his team and the Moxie’s concept to the enviable position of market leader within the Canadian restaurant industry.

Since late 1995 when Laurids joined Moxie’s as a Regional Manager Designate, he has been providing crucial insight into the restaurant business and steadfast leadership. Upon proving his ability to readily apply his service and operations knowledge of the industry, Laurids was promoted to Regional Manager within three months. In early 1997, he was promoted to the position of Director of Company Operations and then to Vice President of Operations in October 1998. In August 2002, he was named President and Chief Operating Officer. Since joining Moxie’s, Laurids has overseen the opening of 12 new Moxie’s Classic Grill restaurants, and has been an integral part of the team driving the company since its acquisition by Northland Properties Ltd. in April 1998.

Before joining Moxie's, Laurids enjoyed a successful management career with London Drugs. As a Store Manager, he was responsible for turning a low volume, money-losing store in Calgary, Alberta into the most profitable store in the province within a year. Concurrent with his last four years as Store Manager, Laurids led London Drugs' management and salesperson training for the Province of Alberta.

Beyond his responsibilities at Moxies, Laurids is also the father of three children and an avid golfer.