Joseph G. Koss is president and chief executive officer of Culver Franchising System, Inc. (CFSI), the franchisor for over 600 Culver’s restaurants in 24 states with over 20,000 team members. In this capacity, Mr. Koss oversees the direction and strategy for all of Culver’s operations and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with franchisees, suppliers, team members, guests and other stakeholders. Mr. Koss joined CFSI in 1997 as controller. Since 2000 he held the role of chief financial officer and was named president and CEO in December 2016. During Mr. Koss’s tenure the Culver’s system has grown from 53 restaurants with system-wide sales increasing from $58 million to over $1.2 billion. Mr. Koss is a member of the board of directors for the Culver’s Foundation. Outside the office he volunteers for various fundraisers and non-profits; and enjoys coaching basketball.
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