Meet our franchising experts
Scott Crane, Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Crane is the big cheese at Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. He joined Rave in January 2017, charged with driving culture, growth and success at both Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn. An entrepreneur at an early age, Crane honed his food chops leading some of the most well-known brands in the industry. He most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Smashburger, where he led its development from a two-unit start up concept in 2007 to a global company with more than 330 locations. Previously, Crane was Executive Vice President at Fugate Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest Pizza Hut franchisees in the country, where he was responsible for the operation of 210 Pizza Hut units, in addition to Taco Bell, Wing Street, Sonic and Blockbuster Video locations.
Tim Mullany, Chief Financial Officer
As CFO of Rave Restaurant Group, Tim Mullany brings financial and strategic leadership to the company as well as a wealth of food industry experience. Prior to joining RAVE, he served as the CFO of Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., a company that owns and operates over 20 brands across 11 states including Palomino, Henry’s Tavern, and Kincaid’s, among others. Tim was also CFO of Smashburger and Consumer Capital Partners. He has also served as the CFO of an international retail brokerage and CEO of Mystic Entertainment Company, operating the Blue Turtle Restaurant chain. His other experience includes private equity investing at J.P. Morgan and investment banking at Banc of America Securities. Mullany has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS from Villanova University.
Patty Scheibmeir, Vice President of R&D and Product Innovations
All hail Patty Scheibmeir, VP of R&D and Product Innovation for Rave Restaurant Group and the Queen of Deliciousness! Patty earned her royal crown by inventing the Stuffed Crust Pizza, considered by many to be the pinnacle of pizza perfection. Prior to joining RAVE, she ran her own consulting business doing R&D, innovation, and marketing work for companies like Papa Murphy’s, Frito Lay and Applebee’s. Patty started out in the restaurant business at Pizza Hut R&D where she spent the first 14 years of her career overseeing the creation of pizza, aka the Food of the Gods. Some of Patty’s other many product developments and launches include (Pizza Hut) The P’Zone, Twisted Crust, Sicilian, The Insider, (KFC) Kentucky Grilled Chicken, Famous Bowls, (Papa Murphy’s) Fresh Pan Pizza, (Applebee’s) Sizzling Entrées.
Christina Coy, Vice President of Marketing
A Dallas native and proud amateur food critic, Christina joined Pizza Inn Holdings in 2009, winning the coveted Golden Crust award for excellent service to the Pizza Inn franchise community. In 2011, she started working on this exciting new concept, Pie Five Pizza, and has been in love with their food ever since. She’s had a role in the entire concept development from marketing to décor to menu development. Prior to joining Pizza Inn, she spent 5 years at ad agencies on QSR brands such as Domino’s and Popeye’s, where she managed the marketing for franchise co-ops. Christina is a graduate of Texas A&M University and enjoys spending time at Pie Five, eating her Farmer’s Market pizza…and maybe a slice of the Turtle Brownie.
Brad McDaniel, Vice President of Purchasing and Supply Chain
It’s a good thing Brad McDaniel has a wealth of team leadership expertise, because everyone follows the man with the food! Brad’s years of supply chain management at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants and Fruge Seafood Co., made him the perfect fit for Rave Restaurant Group’s head purchasing and supply chain role. In this position, Brad makes sure no hungry pizza patron has to sacrifice a single topping in their quest for the perfect pizza. His strategic and tactical development of vendor relationships, procurement and quality improvements also ensures revenue growth through cost savings and market evolution. Brad always has an eye out for the best emerging business ventures to make sure Rave is topping the industry.
Chris Heiser, Vice President of Restaurant Development
Chris Heiser is used to building excitement. As the Director of Construction for Rave Restaurant Group, Inc., Chris knows the pie’s the limit when managing construction projects for all Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants in development. With 25 years of experience with companies like Fossil Watch Company, where he developed nearly 150 retail and outlets locations, Filtrexx International, where he developed sustainable technology products for the construction industry and St. Ives Realty, where he spearheaded the ground-up construction of major retail shopping centers ranging in size from 15,000 to 30,000 square feet, Chris has the tools to manage the continued expansion schedules for both brands.
Mary Barker, Vice President of Human Resources
Mary is a people person. As Vice President of Human Resources for Rave Restaurant Group, Inc., Mary brings over 30 years of human resources and store operations experience to her charge of creating exceptional experiences for both customers and team members. Previous roles include senior human resources roles with Erdos at Home, Fossil and Starbucks Coffee Company.
David Roberts, Vice President of Information Technology
Want to talk tech? David Roberts, Vice President of IT for Rave, is the man with the plan. With over 20 years’ experience in leading IT teams, developing retail technology solutions and implementing new platforms. Roberts is charges with delivering break-through technology results that translate into achieving critical goals for both Rave brands. He joined Rave after a 16 year stint with TGIFridays where he served as Senior Manager of In-Store Solutions and won the TGIFridays Myrna “True Believer” Award from his peers for exemplary leadership.
Judy Messenger, Vice President of Real Estate
Messenger brings 25 years of real estate experience to the role, previously serving as the Director of Real Estate at top restaurant chains like Noodles & Co. and Smashburger. With Messenger’s proven track record of securing nearly 20 deals per year, Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn are well positioned to continue to expand their national footprints.
Brett Heinen, Director of Franchise Development
Brett Heinen likes to think big especially when it comes to expanding Pie Five and Pizza Inn around the country. Brett has extensive experience in the franchising and hospitality industry. During his tenure as Director of Franchise Sales at Dickey’s Barbecue, his teams ranked #1 for growth and performance in publications such as Technomic, QSR and Nation’s Restaurant News. He personally sold over 250 individual units throughout the country, working both small and very large transactions. Additionally, Brett brings experience as a franchisee. He was a founding member of an area development group that purchased the rights to the Houston Region for the Golden Chick brand.
WHAT TOP RESTAURANT OPERATORS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT PIE FIVE PIZZA
The industry has recognized our hard work, earning us the fastest growing, leading position in our category. What makes Pie Five Pizza franchisees so successful isn’t just our amazing pies. It’s also our proven business approach. Read for yourself what some of the top restaurant operators have to say about Pie Five Pizza.