Roland Dickey, Jr. is the grandson of company founder Travis Dickey, Sr. and has earned his stripes as a third generation restaurant owner. Under his leadership as company President since 2006, he has expanded the restaurant's reach from 20 to over 300 restaurants and has enthusiastically led the charge to become the world's largest barbecue franchise. Dickey received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
Brian Maupin joined Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants in 2013 as Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for providing the technology, systems and data necessary for advanced analytics and strategic planning in support of continued growth. Brian brings nearly 18 years of AT&T experience in data management with progressive career advancements in Customer Service, Billing, IT, Sales and Marketing. Before joining Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Brian was executing data optimization strategies for AT&T within the Consumer Marketing Data Warehouse that he and his team created for omni-channel targeted marketing. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin.
As Vice President of Operations, Tim Sharp offers extensive leadership experience in restaurant operations to Dickey's Barbecue, Inc. Sharp joined Dickey's in 2008 as a Field Services Manager and was then promoted to Director of New Unit Development. Sharp brings a wide range of expertise from companies such as Cracker Barrel, Chevy's Fresh Mex and California Pizza Kitchen to the mix.
Richard Phillips joined Dickey's Barbecue in 2009 as Franchise Development Manager. His role expanded in 2010 as he was named Vice President of Franchise Development. Phillips leads franchise development, real estate and construction for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Prior to joining Dickeys, Phillips held executive positions in real estate sales and site development and construction project management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts form the University of Texas at Arlington.
Michelle Frazier joined Dickey's in 2003. Today she serves as Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. As the fastest growing fast casual restaurant chain in the country, Frazier has been instrumental in developing programs to identify top industry talent to support this expansion.
Jeff Forrester began his career at Dickey’s in August 2011 as the Director of Purchasing and was later appointed to Vice President of Purchasing and Research and Development in February 2013. Forrester went to Tarleton State University and the Art Institute of Dallas. He was appointed Executive Chef/Culinary Director for “Food Network Live” and then went on to be the Executive Chef/Culinary Director for the Culinary Entertainment Group. Forrester's career has allowed him to cook with esteemed chefs like Brian Tolbert, Emeril Lagasse, Alton Brown and Kent Rathburn and he even prepared meals for Julia Child. Since joining Dickey’s, Jeff has been instrumental in driving the brand’s culinary development.
As Director of Marketing for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., Joette Young directs the franchise's marketing direction through strategic branding, public relations and advertising initiatives. Prior to joining the company in 2011, Young served as Marketing Director for the American Heart Association and marketing consultant in the San Francisco Bay area. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Christian University.