Kenneth Cutshaw is an accomplished globalist assuming career leadership assignments in business, law, hospitality, academia and government. Cutshaw has held leadership positions from the C-suite to the boardroom and from operations to executive management. Cutshaw is President and CEO of the global leader for legal claims administration. Before that, he was President of a global restaurant chain and is recognized for franchising expertise. He was a partner with a global law firm for more than a decade where his practice focused on international transactions. He has taught graduate global business and law courses at three universities over two decades. Cutshaw was a key participant in the development of global export control policies after the dissolution of the Soviet Union as a senior appointee with the U.S. government. He was an executive of a successful World Exposition. Cutshaw is a founder of a post-Soviet private university in the country of Georgia where he served as its Dean of Law and Provost and remains on the Board of Directors. Cutshaw has excelled in a wide spectrum of leadership positions including C-level business management, law partnership, academics, entrepreneurial ventures, government management, political management and foreign policy.
Cutshaw is currently the President and CEO of Garden City Group, the leading legal claims administrator in the world. He is a founder and Board Director of the Georgian American University in Tbilisi, Georgia; a Board Member of Southern Concepts Restaurant Group, a public company; and of Counsel at Kochhar & Company, a New Delhi, India based law firm with offices in Asia, the U.S. and the Middle East.
Previously, he was President of Quiznos Restaurants’ Franchisor and Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Church’s Chicken Restaurant Brand. He also served as CEO and Chairman of Global Network Growth, Inc., a hospitality industry adviser. Cutshaw also founded two restaurant groups, Cheers and Red, Hot & Blue.
He has been an Adjunct Professor at Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University teaching global business and law. Cutshaw was previously a partner of the Holland and Knight law firm. In the U.S. government, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Department in the administrations of President Ronald Reagan and President George H. W. Bush. He was appointed as Honorary Consul for India in the U.S. Cutshaw was the Chairman, President and a Board Member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders for over 25 years. He is a member of the bar associations in Washington D.C., North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee and member of the bar association of India. He was also legal counsel for the 1982 World Exposition.
Cutshaw holds a Master of Laws from American University; a J.D. and B.A. from the University of Tennessee; and executive business certificates from the India Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Duke University. He has published three books by Thomson Reuters West: Doing Business in India, Doing Business in China, and Doing Business in Russia.
Cutshaw is married with three children and resides in Durham, North Carolina.