Famous Dave’s chairman, former CEO resign from board

Famous Dave’s chairman, former CEO resign from board

Company appoints Wexford Capital’s Joseph Jacobs as new chairman

Famous Dave’s of America named Joseph Jacobs, the co-founder of hedge fund Wexford Capital, its new chairman amid a board shakeup in which former CEO Ed Rensi resigned as a company director.

Jacobs and Richard Shapiro, a partner at Wexford, were named as directors just weeks after the activist investor announced it had bought 19 percent of company stock and indicated an intent to get involved in the company.

As part of the shakeup, former chairman David Mastrocola, dir

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