"We are in the people business, serving food."
Apple American is built on a substantially decentralized business model. Each geographic region is led by a Market President who operates his or her market with great local autonomy while receiving administrative and financial support from the central organization.
Our Market Presidents are:
||Southern California & Southern Nevada
Together, this team represents over 151 years in the Applebee’s system and over 251 years in the restaurant industry.
Greg Flynn is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple American Group LLC. Greg launched the business in 1998 by acquiring the Washington State Applebee’s market with 8 restaurants. Since then he has focused on growing the business into one of the nation’s premier restaurant companies.
Greg is also the Founder and President of Flynn Properties Inc. FPI acquires, develops, and manages Class A & B office properties in the western United States. Since 1994, FPI has as sourced, negotiated and closed the acquisition of office properties with an aggregate market value in excess of $500 million.
Greg holds an A.B. degree magna cum laude from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; an M.A. degree in American History from Yale University; and an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He further earned an M.Lit.St. degree from the University of Queensland, Australia, while visiting as a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellow. Prior to founding FPI and AAG, Greg worked at Eastdil Realty in San Francisco, CS First Boston in New York and London, and Goldman Sachs International in London.
Greg is a member of the Applebee's Franchise Business Council and serves on the board of Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC. He also serves on the board of The Exploratorium, and he recently concluded terms as co-chair of the capital campaign for Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco and Chapter Chair of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.
Greg is married and has two sons and one daughter.
Brad Pettinger has worked with Greg Flynn for seventeen years and with AAG since its founding in 1998. As Chief Operating Officer of AAG, he is currently responsible for overall company operations. Direct reports include the Vice President of Operations, six Market Presidents, Purchasing, Training and Human Resources.
Prior to joining AAG, Brad served as VP, U.S. Operations, for Vancouver-based Spectra Group of Restaurants and VP, Operations, for Keg Restaurants.
Brad holds a B.S.B.A. in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Denver and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.
Brad is married and has one son and one daughter.
Lorin Cortina joined Apple American Group in 2001 and serves as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer overseeing finance, corporate and new unit development.
Prior to joining AAG, Lorin was a VP, Investments for Starwood Financial, Inc. (NYSE: SFI) and VP, Acquisitions and AVP, Capital Markets at TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, Inc. Lorin was also a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Financial Advisory Services Practice of PriceWaterhouseCoopers and a Senior Consultant with Deloitte & Touche where he earned his California C.P.A. license. Lorin has held senior management positions involved in corporate finance, public and private capital raising, project finance, financial planning and real estate investment and corporate M&A activities and participated or led in the raising of nearly $1 billion in debt and equity, the negotiation of syndicated credit facilities and the closing and subsequent oversight of over $700 million in investment and M&A transactions.
Lorin received a B.A. in Business/Economics cum laude from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1988 and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1993.
Lorin is married and has one daughter.
Dan Krebsbach joined Apple American Group in 1998 as Director of Operations for the Washington Market when AAG acquired its first restaurants. Dan currently serves as AAG Vice President of Operations, overseeing 154 restaurants in Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin & New England. In the 10 years previous to his tenure with AAG, Dan worked his way from Applebee’s General Manager in Minnesota to Washington Director of Operations.
During his years with Apple American Group, Dan has overseen 4 acquisitions which include Northern California, Sacramento, Minnesota & New England. In his current role, direct reports include four Directors of Operations and one Market President.
In 2010 Dan was named Applebee’s Operator of the Year. Dan holds a degree in Business Management from the Minnesota School of Business.