Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> April 11, 2005

Leslie Christon – Shells Restaurants Inc (shll)

WARREN R. NELSON is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Shells Restaurants Inc. He oversees the financial operation, information technology, construction and real estate. Prior to joining Shells Mr. Nelson was an Assistant Controller with Eckerd Drug Company, Jack Eckerd Corp. from 1988-1993; Controller, Eckerd Institutional Services, Inc. from 1987-1988; Manager of Special Analysis for General Mills Restaurant Group, Inc. from 1982-1983; Manager, Investment Analysis, Red Lobster Inns (General Mills) from 1981-1982; Controller, Pinellas Seafood Company from 1979-1981 and Senior Financial Analyst for Red Lobster Inns, from 1978-1979. Mr. Nelson has a MBA from the University of South Florida and a BS degree in Accounting from Southwest Missouri State University. Profile
LESLIE J. CHRISTON is President and Chief Executive Officer of Shells Restaurants Inc., since 2003. Prior to joining Shells Ms. Christon was President and COO of Sutton Place Gourmet Inc., from 2000-2002; President Brinker International, On The Border Restaurants, from 1996-2000; SVP Operations Darden Restaurants Inc. Red Lobster Restaurants from 1994-1996; VP Operations El Chico Restaurants, from 1981-1994 and various operations posts at Steak & Ale Restaurants from 1972-1981. She was named 1998 Woman of the Year by Roundtable for Women in Foodservice. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of Shells Seafood

Restaurants and then give us a picture of the company as it is now?

Ms. Christon: Shells Seafood Restaurants is 20 years