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Eagles Landing Restaurants Operations Team

Mohamed Makawi, President/CEO
Mr. Makawi is an IHOP Franchise Owner and Developer who is sales driven with over 20 years of business ownership. He is actively involved in every aspect of his businesses from Operations to Sales and Marketing. Committed, energized, determined and experienced describes Makawi’s approach to guest service, strategic initiatives, employee mentoring and coaching. He is passionate about the success of all individuals that work in his organization. Mr. Makawi understands that the guest is the single most valuable asset an organization can have, and he is dedicated to the unrelenting pursuit of customer-driven focus.

Mike Masin, Executive VP/COO
COO with over 30 years of proven success in revitalizing failing restaurant operations. Proven career record of producing double digit sales increases as well as dramatically improve bottom line profits through pinpointing operational inefficiencies and encouraging the revitalization of employee morale and corporate culture change. Ability to build and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing, and motivating skilled professionals.

Khokon Haque, VP of Operations

Khokon Haque is a seasoned executive with over 32 years of experience in strategic leadership and business development. As Vice President at Eagles Landing, he drives company-wide initiatives to optimize performance, enhance profitability, and foster a culture of innovation. With a track record of delivering results in dynamic environments, Khokon excels in aligning teams, developing talent, and executing strategic plans to drive growth and market expansion. His collaborative approach, combined with a deep understanding of industry trends, positions him as a trusted advisor and catalyst for organizational success.

Thomas Gathings, Senior Director of Operations
Experienced Director of Operations with a demonstrated history of developing leaders, sales building, community involvement & profit building. Leader of the operations team in NC, SC, and GA

Tonyell Somerville, VP of Training and Development
Tonyell (Tony to us) has been with IHOP for over 20 years. She heads the training and development department. She is responsible for the assessment and identification of the business’s training and development needs, primarily at the managerial level and for the effective coordination of training and development programs for the business. Tony actively searches, creatively designs, and implements effective methods for enhancing performance, and recognizing outstanding performance.

Emad Noufal, Area Director 

South Carolina.

Todd Keller, Area Director 

North Carolina, South Carolina.

Miguel Fragoso, Area Director 

North Carolina / South Carolina

Shereen Hassan, Area Director 

Georgia / South Carolina.

Morgan Blacks, Area Director 

South Carolina. 

Lamar Devoe, Area Director 


Ahab Ahmed, Area Director 

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