Our Team

Bob Carlucci
CEO and Founder, The RC Group

Founder, Owner and CEO of The RC Group, Bob is a franchisee of Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken for more than 30 years and has been a leader in the food service industry for his entire career.

In Cambridge, Massachusetts he started Robert’s Vending Machine Company before relocating to Maryland where he joined BCS, a full-service vending company, as CEO. In Maryland he founded Co-Operative Refreshment Centers, and was a co-founder of Bay National Bank, where he served as both an Executive Board Member and Vice Chairman.

Professional service to organizations includes Taco Bell Ad Hoc Board Member of the Franchise Management Advisory Council (FRANMAC), Vice-Chairman of YUM Brand KFC Government Affairs, President of the Washington D.C. Taco Bell and KFC Co-Op’s, President of the KFC North East Franchisee Association, and President of the Maryland-Washington D.C. Vending Association.

Philanthropy plays an important role in both Bob and his wife Aileen’s lives as well as in the lives of their adult children Christina and Dominic. Bob chaired The United Way Campaign of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and was a Board Member of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. He has also served as Director, Dinner Chairman and currently serves as Vice-Chairman for the National Italian American Foundation. Bob also established The Carlucci Entrepreneurship Forum and is a past Board Member and Trustee of The American University of Rome.

Bob has had the honor of being recognized for his philanthropic work by several organizations. In 2017, Bob was awarded The Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Honoris Causa by The American University of Rome, and he was knighted by The Sacred Military Order of St. George. The prestigious Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C. named Bob Businessman of the Year, and he received The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Heart Songs Award from The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Washington D.C./Maryland.

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Peter De Angelo
Chief Financial Officer

Peter De Angelo joined The RC Group in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for all corporate functions including finance, accounting, human resources, payroll, and construction management. Peter’s focus is ensuring that the company’s infrastructure is capable of scaling for growth in the years to come. He works closely with the company’s CEO, Bob Carlucci, on all store development efforts.

Peter brings over 30 years of corporate finance and operations experience to The RC Group, having served in C-Level Executive positions in the Retail, Hospitality, Media, and Publishing industries. He grew up in a restaurant ownership family and has held every position in restaurant operations at some point in his life.

Peter has a Master of International Management degree from University of Maryland University College in College Park, Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Villanova University School of Business, Villanova, Pennsylvania.

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Fred Burmer
Chief Operating Officer

Fred Burmer joined The RC Group in 2019 and serves as Chief Operating Officer, leading the Operations Team for all Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s, and KFC franchises in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia. His executive career encompasses over 30 years of successfully running franchise organizations, with expertise in both Franchisee and Franchisor operations.

Fred has deep multifaceted experience, from developing new markets to transforming broken markets. He has a legacy of developing talent and strong teams that deliver great results by championing a “glass-half-full” mindset and focusing his teams on achievable goals. During his career, Fred has worked in a range of small–to-conglomerate chain franchise environments.

Since college, Fred has been a part of Yum! Brands. He started as a team member at Pizza Hut while in college, rising through the ranks and eventually becoming a Pizza Hut Franchisee. He has held executive level positions for Yum! Brands Corporations as well as large Franchisees such as Border Foods and Emerald City Pizza, LLC.

Fred graduated from the University of Central Florida and earned his Master’s Degree (MBA) from Rollins College Graduate School of Business in Winter Park, Florida.

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Amy Rice
Controller

Amy Rice joined The RC Group in 2014. As Controller, Amy is responsible for all things accounting and finance for The RC Group corporate entities. Amy’s extensive finance experience includes six years’ experience in the Quick Service Restaurant industry and 25 years in finance.

Amy graduated from University of Virginia with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance. She started her career as a Deloitte auditor, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
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Rick Riley
Director of Loss/Prevention and Training

Rick Riley has served as the Director of Loss/Prevention and Training for The RC Group since 2017. He brings over 30 years of restaurant experience to The RC Group.

Rick has held many management and director roles for Taco Bell Corporate and Taco Bell Franchises, as well as for Dunkin Corporate and Franchise teams. He also has owned his own restaurant.

Rick brings a wealth of knowledge in operations, above store leadership, training, branding, IT, and loss/prevention to The RC Group. He has earned many awards over the years for his successes in teamwork, management, training and coaching.

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Jacki Baldwin
Director of Human Resources

Jacki Baldwin joined The RC Group in 2019. She brings over 25 years of experience in the field of Human Resources, providing strategic HR support to all levels of employees in the wireless, advertising sales and construction industries.

She is responsible for partnering with the leadership and field teams to coordinate the HR activities relating to employment, compensation, recruiting, benefits and performance management. She gained her PHR certification in 1999 and her SPHR certification in 2018.
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Trevor Nease
Director of Operations, Delmarva

As the Delmarva-area Director of Operations, Trevor Nease is responsible for RC Group restaurants in the Delmarva region. He brings a track record of successful restaurant management to this position and has demonstrated his ability for driving customer satisfaction, financial performance, and employee satisfaction.

Trevor has worked for the Taco Bell brand for over 23 years. He began his Taco Bell career as an Assistant Manager and worked his way up, earning Restaurant Manager and District Manager positions.

Trevor takes pride in his tenure with The RC Group and his reputation for growing next-generation managers from within The RC Group. Many managers that have worked for him during these years have gone on to become Area Coaches.

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Jesse Moreland
Senior Director of Operations, Atlanta

As Senior Director of Operations for The RC Group’s Atlanta region, Jesse Moreland plays a key role in the strategic planning and building of The RC Group’s teams in the Atlanta market. Jesse is a seasoned Taco Bell veteran with experience in all aspects of the business, including restaurant development and operations. He brings over 25 years of experience to this position.

Jesse has served in all capacities of Taco Bell. He started as a crew member and evolved to an Above Store Leader, a position he held for 15 years. In 2014, Jesse was promoted to Senior Director of Operations for the Atlanta Market.

Jesse has a passion for people and their continued personal development and growth, and uses this passion to execute the company’s development and facility initiatives.

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Micah Melvin
Director of Operations, Atlanta-West

Micah Melvin, The RC Group’s Director of Operations for the Atlanta-West region, has been a part of the Taco Bell family for 20 years. During his tenure, he has continually taken on larger managerial roles, beginning as Shift Manager and subsequently earning promotions to Assistant Manager, General Manager, Training Manager, Staffing Coach, and Area Coach.

In 2014, Micah joined the Atlanta RC Group as a Senior Area Coach. In this role, he exemplified operational excellence and fostered an environment of learning, internal development, and employee recognition. In 2019, he was promoted to Director of Operations for the Atlanta-West region based on his strong leadership skills. In his current capacity, Micah plays an integral role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Atlanta West units.

Micah continually builds his capabilities and improves his skills and knowledge to effectively execute the vision of the company.

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