Senior Management Team

Daniel Enea, Chief Executive Officer

Dan joined Sunshine Restaurant Partners (formerly FMS Management Systems) in January 1982. During the over 30 years that he has spent with SRP, Dan has worked in virtually every operations position within the Company, from Unit Level Manager, to District Manager, to Vice President of Operations. In 2008, Dan was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of SRP and most currently serves as our C.E.O. Throughout his tenure with IHOP, Dan has served on many national committees within the IHOP system.

Dan has been an Executive Committee Member of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for over 7 years and served as their Chairman in 2002. He remains an active member of the FRLA and continues to serve on various committees.  In addition to his duties at SRP, Dan serves as IHOP Brand President for Summit Restaurant Group, overseeing Summit's IHOP restaurants in Texas, California, Utah, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming.  Mr. Enea also serves as a Board member for Neighborhood Restaurant Partners which operates over 100 Applebee's Restaurants in Georgia, Texas and Florida.

Dan and his wife Mary have two daughters, Trystin a graduate from Florida State University who is currently pursuing a graduate degree from the University of Miami and Taryn, who is a recent graduate from the University of Florida.

John Salvaggio, Chief Financial Officer

John brings 25 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, merger and acquisitions, treasury and accounting to his position as Chief Financial Officer. John’s focus is on developing metrics that help identify operating issues and streamline business processes. John is responsible for strategic and financial planning, treasury, information technology and accounting.

Prior to joining SRP, John held senior finance, operations, and accounting positions at Burger King Corporation, Prosource Distribution, Ryder System, Rupari Food Services and Deloitte Consulting. He earned his bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Florida and his MBA from Florida International University and is a Certified Public Accountant. John resides in Weston, Florida with his wife Helena and their sons Dante and Paulie.


Raul Orellana, President

Raul Orellana joined SRP in 1997 as an Area Director. He brings over 22 years of restaurant operational experience to his present leadership role. As President his focus is on partnering with the field staff to achieve excellent store operations and financial results. His philosophy is to treat managers, employees and franchisees as his internal guests.He believes that training, coaching, setting clear expectations and giving people the tools and resources to be successful, is a necessity for continuous individual and company growth. His responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of all stores in Florida and Southern Georgia through the directions of his field staff. Raul is also responsible for leading the Management and Employee training programs at SRP.

Prior to joining Sunshine Restaurant Partners, Raul held a leadership position with Taco Bell in the Miami area. He resides in the Broward area with his wife Mayka and his two sons Raul and Gabriel.

William Gowanloch, Regional Director

Bill Gowanloch joined Sunshine Restaurant Partners in 2006 and brings over 26 years of hospitality industry experience. Early on in Bill’s career he discovered the value of developing and leading people towards the desire of exceptional hospitality to ensure organizational success! Bill possesses a passion of leadership in people development and a tireless drive for results.

Prior to joining SRP Bill was Executive Vice President of Operations for one of the fastest growing casual dining chains with over $1 Billion annual sales. Additionally Bill’s experience includes development and ownership in a quick casual concept, and management with Marriott International.
 

Bill graduated from Florida International University with his BA in hospitality management. He resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Kim and their four children.


Lisa Mendez, Regional Director of Operations for South Florida 

Lisa joined Sunshine Restaurant Partners (formerly FMS Management Systems) in June of 2000. She brings over 27 years of restaurant operational experience from various brands.  Lisa, with SRP, has worked as a Designated General Manager, Training General Manager, Manager/Operator, and Area Director.  Lisa was promoted to Regional Director of Operations for South Florida in 2012.   Lisa’s leadership, commitment, operational skills and financial results have been instrumental in her achievements. She has always motivated her team members and demonstrated her passion for exemplary customer service.

Lisa resides in Miami with her husband and three children. She has been involved in local business Chambers, as well as various civic organizations and industry groups. She has also been actively coaching and mentoring youth athletes throughout Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation.

 

  Claudia Rodriguez, Vice President of Human Resources

Claudia Rodriguez is currently in the role of Vice President of Human Resources. She joined the Sunshine Restaurant Partners team in 2007. In this capacity, she is responsible for the design and implementation of all human resources strategies, policies and processes throughout the corporation while serving as the ambassador of the company’s open door policy. In addition, she oversees the Payroll department as well as the Risk management unit of our organization.

Prior to joining SRP Claudia held a key role within the leadership team of the Human Resources department for Davita, the largest provider of dialysis services in the U.S.  In this role, she instituted and promoted key incentive programs for Davita’s South Florida subdivision, DVA Laboratory Services. In addition, she was responsible for the Teammate Relations division and benefits management of its localized unit.

Claudia holds a B.A. in psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University. She resides in Weston with her husband Andres and their two children.

 

Janet Alexander, Director of Marketing 

Janet Alexander joined the IHOP Team in 1992 bringing many years of experience in restaurant marketing. Janet’s goal is to have the IHOP brand represented in the best way possible to its guests and to the community of each of its restaurants. She monitors all local restaurant marketing, generating “point of purchase” for each restaurant, managing each local co-op and placing local TV and radio spots. In her marketing duties, Janet performs as a liaison with IHOP Corporate. She also performs as a Director of Communications and handles all communication with the outside including press, inquiries, TV and Radio. Janet is focused on helping Operations grow sales and making IHOP the chosen brand of each and every guest.

Janet attended Hillsdale College, in Hillsdale, MI and Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She resides in Boynton Beach.
 

 


Ian Allen, Vice President of Real Estate

Ian Allen currently holds the position of Vice President of Real Estate for Sunshine Restaurant Partners and Summit Restaurant Group. Ian oversees the site selection for new IHOP restaurants within SRP’s territory and sister companies as well as manages real estate relocations, lease expirations/renewals and coordinates the company’s sale/leaseback program.

Ian was previously a real estate broker for Summit Realty in Boca Raton, FL where he assisted in the role out of HH Gregg’s Florida expansion program. He coordinated the selection and negotiation of more than a dozen retail sites (averaging 30,000sf per site) and two distribution warehouses (approximately 500,000sf combined).
Ian’s experience includes the role of President of Toyz of Florida, a multi-carrier cellular phone retailer with more than 180 stores open in 25 states. Prior to this role Ian acted as Ramco-Gershenson Properties, L.P.’s first in-house counsel and was the senior bankruptcy litigation associate for Kupelian Ormond and Magy, PC.

Ian holds a B.A. in psychology from Eastern Michigan University, J.D. from Wayne State University and is a LLM candidate in Corporate and Finance Law from Wayne State University. He is a licensed real estate broker in Michigan and Florida.

 Christopher Howard, Director of Construction

Chris joined Sunshine Restaurant Partners in November of 2013.  Chris brings over 25 years of Design, Construction and Real estate experience.  As Director of Construction Chris supervises the Construction process of all new locations as well as the remodeling of existing locations. Chris works closely with Architects, Engineers and Contractors to ensure quality work at our locations.  He also oversees the maintenance of our Facilities.

Chris was previously Director of Construction for Retailers including, Fast Fix Jewelry and Watch Repair, Let’s Talk Cellular and Wireless and Spec’s Music.  He was also the President of Marlin Construction, for 12 years, a full service Real Estate and Construction company specializing in Commercial Development.

Chris is a Certified General Contractor and a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University.  He resides in Hollywood Florida with his wife Roberta.