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Advisory Council

GRLC's trusted advisers who help ensure event success

Omar
Al-Haza’a

Founder & CEO
FRANCHISE ARABIA

Ibrahim
AlJammaz

CEO
Alamar Foods

Michael
Beacham

President
Darden International

Peter
Boylan

President
Ballard Brands, LLC

Willem
Brandt

Global Vice President, Customer Development
Unilever Food Solutions

F. Lane
Cardwell, Jr.

Chairman of the Board
ALFA Restaurant Group - Saudi Arabia

Sam
Chamberlain

COO
Five Guys Burgers & Fries

TC
Chatterjee

CEO
Griffith Foods

Bryan
Griffiths

CEO
European Independent Purchasing Company Ltd.

Sudhakar
Gupta

Director, International Business Development
IFFCO

Jim
Hartenstein

Former SVP-International at Wendy’s and Little Caesars Pizza
International Franchise Consulting

Glen
Helton

CEO
Kuwait Food Company (Americana)

Glen
Helton

CEO
Kuwait Food Company (Americana)

Ned
Lyerly

President, International
CKE

Trevor
MacKenzie

Managing Director
Mango Tree Restaurants Worldwide

Mike
Manzo

COO
Jersey Mike's Franchise

Josh
Merin

Chief of Staff & VP, International Affairs
International Franchise Association

Harry
Milloff

Partner
The Moseley Group

Bill
Mitchell

CEO
Cicis

Jeff
Moosa

President
San Antonio Taco, LLC

Joel
Neuman

Vice President, Legal and Industry Affairs, Foodservice
The Coca-Cola Company

James
O'Reilly

CEO
Long John Silvers

James
Perkins

Vice President of International Sales and Support
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Michael
Phalen

Managing Director and Head of Retail Investment Banking
Wells Fargo Securities

Andrew
Plimmer

Founder & CEO
Motim Technologies, Inc.

Tyrone
Reid

CEO
Alabbar Enterprises

Herb
Ring

National Foodservice Director
Hershey Company

Steve
Romaniello

Managing Director
Roark Capital

Anjum
Sadaqat

Founder & CEO
Intellytics

Gary
Schwartz

Director of Culinary and Supply Chain Global Licensing
Shake Shack

Scott
Sonnemaker

Sr Vice President- Int'l Foodservice Operations-Americas
Sysco Corporation

Rudy
Sugueti

SVP, Global Development & Operations & Executive Director
California Pizza Kitchen

Terry
Varner

Vice President
Herman/Stewart Construction and Development, Inc.

Adam
Werner

Managing Director
AlixPartners

Tim
Whitehead

Vice President
Premier Food Industries

Don
Zimmerman

General Manager, Global Hospitality Group
NCR Corporation

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