Executive Team

Billy Sewell


Billy started with Golden Corral in 1989 as an Associate Manager; then worked as a GM and a DM before becoming a franchisee in 1996. He serves on several Golden Corral franchisee councils and committees. He was named the NCRLA North Carolina Restauranteur of the Year in 2008; and became an NRA Board Member in 2009. His passion for excellence and attention to detail is the driving force of Platinum Corral. Billy has a Business degree from Campbell University.

Billy was honored to have 11 of his restaurants receive the coveted Diamond Award for overall Operations Excellence in 2019. Only 24 of these awards were earned in the entire brand nation-wide of 500 restaurants. It is noteworthy that this included winning #1 in Jacksonville, NC and #2 in Lexington, NC.

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Sarah Hendricks


Sara graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Accounting.  She has held various roles in the accounting field including government and CPA offices before coming to Platinum Corral in 2011.  Sara oversees the accounting department including Accounts Payable, Payroll, & Cash Management.  She is responsible for producing and analyzing financial statements, tax compliance, managing insurance policies and maintaining support for all restaurant locations.  During her time as Controller, she has focused on implementing efficient policies, procedures and bringing in new technology.

Jeff Lepper

Director of Staffing

Jeff entered the Golden Corral system in 2001 as a General Manager, and also held positions as Training Director and Marketing Director with another GC franchise. He joined Platinum Corral in 2005. With Platinum, Jeff held the position of General Manager and District Manager before taking the Director of Staffing role in 2008. He is responsible for field managing HR benefits; Manager recruitment, hiring, and training; manpower planning and people development within the franchise.

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Mike Davis

District Leader Operations Mid-Virginia

Mike worked 17 years with a competitor cafeteria style restaurant group as a GM and Area manager. He then worked 11 years for a Steakhouse group that operates several brands; Mike held various roles to include: Franchise Director, Regional Manager, Staffing Director and Purchaser. Mike believes that great management consists of great food, great sanitation; being well organized; that team growth occurs through positive energy and results; that when you show respect to your people it spreads and filters to the guests.

Charles Stafford

District Leader Operations Western NC

Charles Stafford supervises the stores in NC. Charles joined Platinum in 1997; he was the first salaried hire after the inception of the company. After being immersed in the Platinum culture of “it's the food first”, he ran several units as GM. The last 11 years as GM in Concord NC, his financials and cost controls have set the standard by which others are measured. He and his store were named Platinum Store of the Year 5 years running. Charles has a passion for systems, routines & tools that keep focus on the details that generate big results. He is a true believer that great things can be done when you maximize your people's strengths while managing to their opportunities.

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