For 18 years, Michael Kulp’s passion for creating A Great Place to Work, A Great Place to Eat and A Great Place to Own has created a unique culture at KBP. Through his leadership, the company has realized exceptional growth and ensured that key employees can become equity partners, reaping the benefits of their own hard work. Michael’s vision for growth has catapulted the company from $7 million to over $600 million in annual sales. Today, KBP exists in 22 states and employs approximately 11,000 employees. He serves on the KFC® U.S. National Advertising Cooperative Board of Directors and is the sole U.S. member of the Yum! Global Franchise Council. He also serves as the chair of the KFC National Operations Committee, and is one of two U.S. representatives on the Brand Committee. Michael has long been a supporter of the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and is an active member of the Board. Michael resides in Overland Park, Kan. with his wife and three children, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado Mesa.
Mr. Salts brings over 20 years of experience to KBP Foods. Alan served as the Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Restaurant Services for NPC International, the world’s largest Pizza Hut Franchisee. During Alan’s tenure with NPC the company acquired 480 Pizza Hut units, and was operating 780 units when Alan went on to become the Chief Financial Officer of Lockton Companies, the world’s largest privately held insurance broker. While at Lockton, Alan was an integral part of a management team that helped grow the company by over seven times in thirteen years to nearly $1 billion in revenue, with 4,500 people operating in 60 offices around the globe. Alan was recognized as a 2017 "CFO of the Year" honoree by the Kansas City Business Journal. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
Mr. Hansen is responsible for the success of more than 500 restaurants across 22 states spanning half of the U.S. Matt joined the KBP team in 2009 as Regional Vice President in the newly-acquired Florida market. In 2011, Matt moved his family to Atlanta to integrate KBP Foods’ newest and largest acquisition. Matt assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2014 and was charged with building a leadership team across the business. In 2017, Matt and his family relocated to Overland Park, Kan. to increase efficiencies between Operations and the Corporate Support Center as the business continues to grow. Before joining KBP, Matt led a multi-unit management team that oversaw 210 restaurants in 13 states worth $250 million in annual sales within a large national brand in the quick service restaurant industry. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry and leads the charge for support of Our Military Kids where he serves on the Board.
Nancy oversees all Human Resources functions, including labor and employee relations, HR technology and information systems, recruitment and retention, regulatory compliance, benefits and compensation. Prior to joining KBP, Nancy led Human Resources, Communications, Environmental & Administrative Services at Triumph Foods, a $1.6 billion global food manufacturing business. She also served as Senior Risk Officer overseeing safety, security as well as having oversight of corporate social responsibilities, including charitable giving. Previously, Nancy has served in a variety of progressive executive roles in both environmental services organizations and for Sprint, where she spent over 19 years in leadership. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Personnel Administration and Organizational Communication from the University of Kansas.
Mr. Dubin has a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, Finance and International Business from Indiana University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is responsible for capital partner development and management, franchisor relations, mergers and acquisitions, construction and real estate for KBP. Prior to joining KBP, Barry served as the COO of an $80 million window fabricator focusing on turnaround operations, marketing, and business development. Barry was also a Capital Provider in Private Equity Transactions for Merrill Lynch Capital and has also worked in Corporate Restructuring Advisory for Arthur Andersen.
Ben serves as General Counsel for KBP. He has a wealth of experience representing the restaurant industry, and his areas of expertise include franchising, supply and distribution, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, advertising and promotions providing general business transactions and securities. Prior to joining KBP, Ben was at Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP where he served as the Managing Partner of the Louisville, Ky. office and as a member of the firm’s Corporate & Transactional Department. Ben received his Bachelors from the University of Kentucky and graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. He was named to Louisville Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” List in the area of Business/Commercial Law in 2016. He has also been recognized several times as one of the “Kentucky Rising Stars” in the Kentucky Super Lawyers®.
Mr. Gianino has worked in the Quick Service Restaurant industry for over 20 years. Most recently Anthony led local advertising initiatives for Taco Bell Co-Ops in 27 DMAs and 14 KFC DMAs with a regional YUM! Brands certified agency. Prior to his work with the advertising agency, Mr. Gianino served as Field Marketing Director for Domino’s Pizza International. Anthony’s expertise in data analysis is critical to the innovation of local store marketing efforts. Mr. Gianino was considered a pioneer in the evolution of POS for Dominos and the implementation of data-based decision making. He has a MBA from the University of Missouri and a BA from Missouri Valley College.