Andrew Smith, CEO - Four Foods Group
Andrew Smith, CEO of Four Foods, the driving force behind the growth of Kneaders Bakery and several other brands shares his commitment to his employees and how that drives growth in a competitive segment.
Kneaders Bakery: https://www.kneaders.com/
Four Foods Group: https://www.fourfoodsgroup.com/
Kelly Roddy - President, Schlotzky's
Don Fox - CEO, Firehouse Subs
Don Fox is Chief Executive Officer of Firehouse of America, LLC, in which he leads the strategic growth of Firehouse Subs, one of America’s leading fast casual restaurant brands. Under his leadership, the brand has grown to more than 1,070 restaurants in 44 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, and is recognized as one of the best franchises in the country.
Firehouse Subs: https://www.firehousesubs.com/
Joseph Michelli - Crafting Customer Experiences
Larry Harte and Chris McGourty - Loss Prevention and Organized Crime
Chris McGourty is the Founder and Executive Director for the National Anti-Organized Crime Association and comes from a background of working in loss prevention with companies like TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshall’s and Lowes Home Improvement at Filene’s Basement
Larry Harte, a Franchise owner for DIGIOP, one of the leading companies in the world of security cameras and loss prevention.
Chris McGourty: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-j-mcgourty-926a247
National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association: https://naorca.org
Brad Brooks has spent over 25 years working with restaurant chains starting by flipping burgers and serving tables. After discovering an aptitude for technology, he went from serving in a restaurant to the head of technology of a $200M restaurant chain in less than 18 months, where he spent a decade building, implementing and managing software. He then began working with restaurant and retail associations, enabling them to use data to influence government policy and drive awareness for the industry. Since then, Brad has worked with some of the most recognizable brands in foodservice, helping them to gain insights from their operational data. In addition, Brad hosted a radio show on Vancouver’s top rated talk radio station.
Israel is the founder & CEO of Touchpoint, a POS, mobile, loyalty and data platform. He has a proven history of business, process and technical innovation that was developed as a product design engineering student at Stanford University in the early ’90s. Before Touchpoint, Israel co-founded Redline Networks, the company that first turned network load balancing into smart and flexible devices. He has also held positions at Dell Computer – where his team developed a unified online system to run the entire ARB business unit – and BMW in Munich, Germany – where he started the BMW X5 project. Israel has 10 patents granted and 20 more pending.