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Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 19, 2021



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ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On January 19, 2020, Amergent Hospitality Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Amergent”) announced that Steve Hoelscher has been appointed as its Chief Financial Officer.


Mr. Hoelscher is a Certified Public Accountant and has 40 years of accounting and auditing experience. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hoelscher was and continues to be the Chief Financial Officer for Mastodon Ventures, Inc., a strategic restaurant advisory firm in Austin, Texas since June 2000. Mr. Hoelscher oversaw investments in a number of companies owning a variety of restaurant assets including over 100 KFC restaurants, and various other fast casual, casual, fine dining, franchisee and franchisor concepts. Mr. Hoelscher previously occupied the roles Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer at two public companies, serving as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Anpath Group Inc., from 2006 to 2015, and as Chief Financial Officer on part-time basis for Enxnet Inc., from 2004 to 2019. Mr. Hoelscher also served as controller and Chief Accounting Officer for Aperian from 1996 to 2000.


Mr. Hoelscher serves on several board of directors for non-profit organizations. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from West Texas A&M University.


As compensation for his services Mr. Hoelscher will receive (i) annual base salary of $120,000; (ii) target annual bonus to be determined; and (iii) customary employee benefits, including equity compensation, and fringe benefits on the same basis as other senior executives of Amergent. Amergent will also entered into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Hoelscher, in the form offered to its other senior executives.


Mr. Hoelscher has not had, and does not currently have, any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction, since the beginning of Amergent’s last fiscal year, or any currently proposed transaction, in which Amergent was or is to be a participant and the amount involved exceeds $120,000.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 19, 2021


  Amergent Hospitality Group, Inc.
  By: /s/ Michael D. Pruitt
    Michael D. Pruitt
    Chief Executive Officer