Our Team

INDUSTRY EXPERTS LEADING THE WAY

MEET THE COOLGREENS LEADERSHIP TEAM

Robert Lee – CEO

Prior to becoming CEO, Robert was an investor in Coolgreens from 2010 and led the group that bought controlling interest of Coolgreens in 2014. In addition to being the CEO, Robert also is the majority shareholder of the largest franchise developer of Phenix Salon Suites with locations in Oklahoma, Texas and California and has been an owner or investor in several Oklahoma and Texas based businesses.

Todd Madlener – Vice President, Operations

Todd joined Coolgreens in January 2018. He brings more than 20 years of franchise experience with brands such as Red Robin, MAD Greens, and PB&J Restaurant group. At Red Robin, Todd helped re-energize the brand and grow it to more than 400 locations with 22 franchisees operating 137 restaurants in the U.S. and across Canada. Todd also ensured operational brand standards were being met across all facets of the Red Robin organization.  Throughout his final 10 years with Red Robin, Todd was Senior Director of Franchise, directing growth that outpaced the brand’s corporate locations in sales and profit. He went on to help manage and grow the MAD Greens and PB&J brands.

Amanda Powell – Director of Training

Amanda joined Coolgreens in June of 2018. She has been in the restaurant industry for more than twenty years, most notably with Red Lobster as the Regional Training Manager and General Manager at the location in Abilene, Texas. Under her leadership, Amanda helped propel the restaurant from #93 in the system to #8. From Red Lobster, she moved to other fast casual concepts like SPIN! Pizza out of Kansas City, Missouri, where she developed a training program and opened restaurants in Orange County, California, and then to Modern Market based in Denver, Colorado where she developed a team in Dallas, Texas and ran six restaurants.