Famous Dave's Elects Chairman of the Board

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors elected David J. Mastrocola as the company's Chairman of the Board, effective July 28, 2014.

David Mastrocola currently serves as co-founder and advisory chairman of Pleasant Lake Partners, LLC. He previously served as a partner and managing director of Goldman Sachs & Co., a global investment banking, securities, and investment management firm, where he worked from 1987 until his retirement in 2009. 

During that period, he held a number of senior management positions in the Investment Banking Division, including heading or co-heading the corporate finance, mergers/strategic advisory and industrials/natural resources departments. 

Mastrocola earned a bachelor's degree from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard University. He currently serves as lead director on the Board of Directors of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., and as a trustee for Save the Children Federation, Inc.

"I am thrilled to have David join our Board of Directors as Chairman," says Ed Rensi, Famous Dave's CEO. "With his stewardship and vast business experience, I am confident that we can achieve the long-term goals we have set for Famous Dave's. 

"Consequently, we have decided to move the announcement of our second quarter 2014 earnings to after market close on Aug. 5, 2014, in order to give David the opportunity to participate in our regularly scheduled quarterly Board meeting which concludes on that date."

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