Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit May 30-31, 2012 The Hilton Toronto Hotel Founding Producer GE Capital

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Darven Erickson

Chief Operating Officer | Five Star North America

Darven D. Erickson is the Chief Operating Officer of Five Star North America, dba Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Mr. Erickson’s primary areas of responsibility are establishing, developing and managing all operational aspects of the business as well as overseeing the financial management of Five Star North America, LLC. Darven brings over 17 years of business experience to Five Star North America, LLC. Prior to joining Five Star North America, Mr. Erickson served as Executive Vice President over Finance, Accounting and Sales and Marketing for an industry leading international wholesale and distribution company with operations in over 70 countries. Mr. Erickson also has extensive experience in Corporate Banking and Finance working at both Wells Fargo and American Stores (The second largest food and drug retailer in the United States at the time). Mr. Erickson brings experience in building teams, operating systems and structures that support high performance growth organizations. Darven holds a BS Finance degree from Utah St University.

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