Job Creation - How it Really Works
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011(Santa Barbara Club)

Andrew F. Puzder,
Chief Executive Officer CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Chair: David Bradley, CFA

This event is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Group Community of Interest and Montecito Bank and Trust

The CFA Society of Los Angeles’ Santa Barbara Group welcomes speaker Andy Puzder, Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants, as he addresses the topic of his recent book “Job Creation: How it Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand it”.  He will show how The Certainty Factor is the primary driver of economic growth, and explain the core principles of how robust job creation really works. His straightforward, common sense proposals provide a framework for instilling strong optimism among U.S. businesses to renew domestic investments in profit-marking opportunities that will create millions of new jobs in the coming years.

We would also like to give special thanks to Montecito Bank and Trust, which will be sponsoring a free copy of Andy’s book for all attendees!



About Andy Puzder

Andrew F. Puzder was named chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc. in September 2000.

Puzder joined the Company in 1997 as executive vice president, general counsel, overseeing franchising at Carl’s Jr., and in 1998 began overseeing franchising at Hardee’s, as well. In June 2000, he was appointed president and chief executive officer of Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc., before moving on to the position of president and CEO of the parent company. Puzder served as president and chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc. from September 2000 through January 2009. He currently holds the position of chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Prior to joining CKE Restaurants, Inc., Puzder served as executive vice president, general counsel for Fidelity National Financial, Inc. and chief executive officer of Santa Barbara Restaurant Group, Inc. He was formerly a partner with the law firm Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth. Puzder received his juris doctorate in 1978 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and is a member of the California, Nevada and Missouri bar associations.

Puzder is broadly credited with resurrecting the Hardee’s brand and turning CKE from a heavily indebted company with declining profits and sales to a profitable and stable company with low debt and two solid nationally recognized brands. In 2010, Apollo Investments and management took the Company private. Puzder remains as CEO.  

In 2010, the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association awarded Puzder with the Food Service Operator of the Year Silver Plate Award in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the foodservice industry. Puzder earned the prestigious Golden Chain Award in 2008 from Nation’s Restaurant News, in honor of his outstanding accomplishments and career achievements as a multi-unit foodservice executive. PR News and Commcore Consulting named Puzder 2005 Spokesperson of the Year for his work in representing the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands in television and radio. Puzder is a frequent guest on business news programs including “Your World” with Neil Cavuto, “The O’Reilly Factor” with Bill O’Reilly, “Mad Money” with Jim Cramer, “Fast Money,” “Power Lunch” and “Squawk on the Street.”

Registration Links -
CFALA Members: $15.00 (place cursor on amount for link)
Non-members: $25.00 (place cursor on amount for link)

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm,  Appetizers and one hosted cocktail

Location: Santa Barbara Club
                  1105 Chapala Street
                  Santa Barbara, CA 93101
                  (805) 965- 6547

Parking: is free at the Santa Barbara Club, but parking spots are limited. Hourly parking is also available across the street.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Payment Information:

Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 370, Los Angeles CA 90071.

*Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by phone or email.

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