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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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
Chief Financial Officer

Amy Rice joined The RC Group in 2014. As Chief Financial Officer, 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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Monica Baugh
Director of Operations, Atlanta East

Monica joined the RC Group in 2014. She is a Taco Bell veteran with 34 years of experience.

She uses her experience to inspire and motivate her teams to achieve their desired goals both professionally and personally. Monica brings leadership and a commitment to operational excellence. When not at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.
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Sarai Taylor
Director of Operations, Atlanta West

Sarai joined The RC Group in 2017. She has extensive experience and expertise in Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Long John Silvers, and is certified in all brands.

Sarai’s multi-brand restaurant management experience is further enhanced by her extensive experience as a trainer for new and existing locations. She attributes her success to her ability to provide leadership and direction with a strong emphasis on team building through effective communication and compassion.
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