Our Team

Clark .JPGClark Cheng---Co-owner, CEO

Clark has bachelor of economics from University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and MBA of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai.

Founder of Cedars companies. Clark has been involved in the automotive industries in his past job with one of the main automotive companies in China, and later with international sourcing with Cedars companies before the expanding the footprint to restaurant business in 2018, and today also personal care products.

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Jonathan Wedel---Co-owner

Jonathan has a bachelors of science in agriculture business from Oklahoma State and a juris doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Jonathan has been involved with businesses in many varying industries, including materials sourcing, health care, real estate, and restaurant and dining.
Sean Pic.pngSean Sylvester---Co-owner
Sean is a US Navy Submarine Veteran who attended Culinary School while serving as a Culinary Specialist on the USS Phoenix and attended Oklahoma State University Hotel and Restaurant School. He has served as a Director of Operations for Applebee’s, Lone Star, and Slim Chickens as well as been involved at the franchisee levelas an Executive with Newk’s Eatery, Simple Simon’s and Big Whiskey.

Kirk Walker---General Manager

Kirk attended Oklahoma State University and studied Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He has worked everything from fast food to fine dining preferring pizza and fast casual. Heis currently overseeing seven restaurants including six pizza operations. His corporate ventures include Applebees, Slim Chickens, Taco Bell, Newk’s Express Café and currently Simple Simon’s Pizza.

For background and information on our sourcing team in Asia, see our Cedars Nanchang website: