Management Team
Mike Evans, Chief Executive Officer
 
Mike currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of ACG Texas and is responsible for leading the company’s strategies, structure and people development that will drive sales and profitability.   He previously served as President of ACG Texas and Vice President of Operations at Pizza Hut where he oversaw a 100 unit Franchise Group.  Mike is an accomplished executive with over 22 years of extensive experience in the restaurant industry.  In a company powered by its people Mike is passionate about training, education and team building.
 
Mike holds a BA in Finance from the University of North Texas. 

 
 
 

Doug Shaw, Chief Financial Officer 

Doug brings more than 15 years of strategic planning, analysis and accounting experience to his position as Chief Financial Officer. During ACG Texas’s recent expansion, both through acquisition and organic growth, his extensive experience ensures the company continues to meet its business goals. Doug's responsibilities include financial planning and analysis, general accounting, and strategic planning.

Prior to joining ACG Texas in 2007, Doug held senior positions within the financial group of Pizza Hut and U.S. Franchise Systems Inc. As with his current role, his focus at both these companies focused on strategically managing business processes as drivers for sales and company growth.

Doug is a CPA and graduated from Georgia State University. He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Randi and their sons Tyler and Cameron.

 

Patricia Martinez, Director of Human Resources
 
Patricia Martinez brings over 20 years of vast Human Resources experience to her leadership role as HR Director.  Patricia is a seasoned HR executive with demonstrated analytical and managerial experience. 
She is a dedicated team player and provides outstanding support with proven results year over year. She has revolutionized Human Resources functions within the organization including enhanced policies and procedures that have all contributed to the growth of ACG Texas.  As the head of the Human Resources department, she strategically manages all of areas of Human Resources to include Talent Acquisition and Retention, Training and Development, Total Rewards, HR Technology and Data, Diversity and Inclusion and Risk Management. 
 
Prior to joining ACG Texas in 2008, Patricia career experiences include senior level management, strategic and tactical solutions, and quality results in overall organizational development.  She has independently molded her career by gaining an understanding of each HR function with hands on experience within different hospitality sectors.  Additionally, early in her career while working an entry-level HR Assistant position with Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, she attended Dillard University majoring in Business Administration.  She is an active member of SHRM and was awarded Certificate of Achievement Award by ACG Texas and the Women’s in Leadership Professional Organization. 
 
Patricia resides in Carrollton, TX and has strong passion for culinary experiences and traveling abroad.   

  
 
Wendell Patterson, North Regional Director of Operations
 
Wendell Patterson is a 40-year industry veteran who started his career in 1977 at Taco Bueno and El Chico.  He has been in the IHOP system for 25 years working his way up from General Manager, Area Director to his current role as Regional Director.  Wendell has had an accomplished career at IHOP including receiving the Financial All-star award in 2007 and inducted into the ACG Texas Hall of Fame in 2009 for outstanding leadership.  Wendell went to Oklahoma State University, and is the father of two sons who also serve in the IHOP system.    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mike Grady, South Regional Director of Operations
Mike Grady came to ACG Texas IHOP Inc. seven years ago, after over twenty years with Brinker International.  During his tenure at Brinker, Mike excelled as an Operations Director, Director of On the Border Franchise Operations, and Director of Franchise Business Development for the On the Border, Macaroni Grill, and Chili’s Brands. During his time as Franchise Business Director, Mike was responsible for recruiting franchisees to purchase over 150 Brinker Brand restaurants, and their development of future restaurants.  Mike now leads the South Region for ACG Texas IHOP Operations with 29 restaurants, with four future IHOPs soon to open. 
Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.  He lives in the Houston, Texas and is the father of three successful daughters living in the Dallas Metroplex.
 
 
 

Teri Dorazil, Manager of Real Estate
 
With 26 years experience in retail real estate, Teri brings an extensive background in leasing, sales and acquisitions, and development of shopping centers, mixed-use projects and urban developments.  Teri brought this experience and knowledge to Summit Restaurant Group to specialize in site selection and development of IHOP restaurants in the southwest, through their subsidiary, ACG Texas, L.P.
 
Prior to joining Summit Restaurant Group in 20015, Teri had a 19-year career in brokerage which included 9 years at CBRE as an Urban Retail Specialist.  There she worked to create and develop master plans with the City governments to revitalize both downtown Indianapolis and downtown Dallas’ urban cores.
 
In addition, Teri was also the Real Estate Manager for QuikTrip Corporation where she was responsible for site selection and development of new stores, as QT rolled out into the DFW Metroplex market.
 
Originally from Indiana and a graduate from Indiana University, Teri still considers herself a Hoosier.  She holds a BA in Criminal Justice and a paralegal degree.  In her free time, Teri enjoys traveling with her 3 children, rollerblading and hiking in the mountains.
 
 
 
Michael Walden, Director of Construction & Facility Services
 
Mike brings over 30 years of industry experience in Commercial Construction and Development, to his role as ACG’s Director of Constr./Development & Facility Services.  Mike uses this vast experience to ensure the successful delivery of our facilities by building positive report with ACG internal team members, and through successful coordination of Architects, Engineers, City Officials/municipalities, Contractors and vendors, and maintaining budgeted cost.
 
Prior to joining ACG, Mike held Senior positions with Boston Pizza Restaurants as the Director of Construction, and Senior Living Properties as the Vice President of Construction and Facility services.
 
Mike graduated from the University Louisiana Monroe with a BS in Construction Management.  Mike is a 30- year resident of Dallas.  His daughter, Amanda, a graduate of Baylor and Belmont Universities currently resides in Pennsylvania.
 
 
Paul Plutae, Director of Information Technology
 
Paul Plutae brings over 17 years of IT experience focused primarily on hospitality. Paul worked his way up from tinkering with computers in his free time with his dad and with time has been able to achieve tremendous results! Proudly serving as the Director of Information Technology, Paul handles all security, compliance & telecommunication needs for 3 IHOP franchise groups composed of 142 locations in 14 states. Paul’s driving goal is to ensure the selection of smart technologies that have the potential to drive long-term savings to the bottom line while operating a lean & standardized IT environment. Paul enjoys mentoring people and demystifying technology for the internal customers he serves. “Saving the world one mouse click at a time” is a motto that Paul lives by. Prior to this, Paul worked as an IT Manager for Hilton Hotels managing the guest room and conference needs for multiple hotels in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Paul is currently serving on the Dine Equity Technology Committee (TAC) in an effort to help drive the technology solutions that will help the IHOP brand grow into the future. Paul’s latest endeavor is his greatest one to date, being the father of a newborn baby boy.