Executive Profiles

Ted Morton

President and CEO
Mr. Morton serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sizzling Platter. His duties include overall responsibility for the company’s management, operations, and investing. Mr. Morton is also a member of the Little Caesars Presidents Council, the Little Caesars Central Zone Council, and the Little Caesars Purchasing Committee. Mr. Morton also serves as a Trustee of the National Sizzler Franchise Association.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Morton served as Vice President of Operations, Operations Manager for Sizzler in Washington State.

Mr. Morton is an avid boater and outdoorsman. In the dark hours of the night you may find him in his home recording studio playing piano.

David Hall

VP of Finance
Mr. Hall has been with Sizzling Platter since 1982, and currently serves as Vice President of Finance.  Prior to his current position, he served as Controller, Accounting Manager, and General Manager of one of our Sizzler restaurants.

Mr. Hall holds a B.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Management from Weber State University.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids (five plus two grandchildren) as well as golfing and hunting.

Mark Howe

VP of Operations
Mark Howe is Vice President of Operations, and currently oversees operations for all of the Sizzling Platter brands.  Mr. Howe has been with Sizzling Platter since 1977.  His experience began as a team member, which included positions as General Manager, District Manager in several of our brands and most recently, Vice President of Operations.  Mr. Howe is a native of Northern Utah, and graduated from Weber State University.  Mark is a shareholder in Sizzling Platter, LLC.

Mitch Lowe

General Counsel and VP of Development

Gary Shatswell

CTO and VP of Marketing
Mr. Shatswell serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Chief Technology Officer with Sizzling Platter, reporting to CEO Ted Morton. He joined the company in 2008.

Mr. Shatswell oversees all aspects of marketing from broadcast media to seasonal menu rollouts. Additionally he manages the technology teams that support and development all restaurant systems including our proprietary Point of Sale and Back Office systems.

Prior to Sizzling Platter Mr. Shatswell has worked at such notable companies as Getty Images, Compaq Computers, Digital Equipment Corporation in executive and global roles.

He majored in Music as well as Philosophy at Northwest University. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and getting out of the office to see as much of the world as possible.