Larry S. Flax (Co-Founder) was named Co-President in January 2004 and has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer since July 2003 and as Co-Chairman of the Board since the Company's formation in October 1985. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Flax had also served as Co-Chief Executive Officer.
In January 2002, Mr. Flax co-founded LA Food Show, Inc., a family-oriented grill and bar and now a wholly-owned subsidiary of CPK, and served as Co-President of that company.
Prior to founding California Pizza Kitchen, he practiced law as a principal in Flax and Rosenfield, Inc., after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice and Assistant Chief, Criminal Division and Chief, Civil Rights Division of the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.
Mr. Flax also serves on the board of directors of Arden Realty, Inc.