Advisory Council

GRLC’s trusted advisers who help ensure event success

Ibrahim Aljammaz

CEO
Alamar Foods

Selim Bassoul

Chairman and CEO
The Middleby Corporation

Michael Beacham

President
Darden International

Ira Blumenthal

President
CO-OPPORTUNITIES, Inc.

Nicolas Boudet

President, Int'l
Focus Brands

Peter J. Boylan III

President
Ballard Brands, LLC

Willem Brandt

Global Vice President Customer Development
Unilever Food Solutions

Paul Cairnie

CEO
World Franchise Associates Ltd.

F. Lane Cardwell, Jr.

Chairman of the Board
ALFA Restaurant Group

Sam Chamberlain

COO
Five Guys

T.C. Chatterjee

Chief Executive Officer
Griffith Foods

Barbara D’Amato

CEO
Trilogy Brands Group

Roberto De Angelis

VP International Operations
P.F. Chang’s

Bryan Griffiths

CEO
EIPC SUBWAY

Sudhakar Gupta

Director, International Business Development
IFFCO

Jim Hartenstein

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

Glen Helton

CEO
Kudu Restaurant Group

John Inwright

President at Quality Supply Chain Cooperative
Wendy's

Roy Jackson

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Industry Affairs
The Coca-Cola Company

Paul Langenbahn

Executive Vice President, NCR Software
NCR Corporation

Ned Lyerly

President, International
CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc.

Trevor MacKenzie

Managing Director
Mango Tree Restaurants Worldwide

Mike Manzo

COO
Jersey Mike's Franchise

Josh Merin

Director, International Affairs
International Franchise Association

Harry Milloff

Senior Consultant
The Moseley Group

Bill Mitchell

President Dunkin' Brands & Baskin-Robbins International
Dunkin' Brands

Austen Mulinder

CEO
Ziosk

Mikhael Nassif

Global Director, Sales
Anheuser-Busch InBev

James O’Reilly

CEO
Long John Silver's

James Perkins

Vice President, Global Development
MAM Foodco LLC

Mike Phalen

Head of Retail Investment Banking
Wells Fargo Securities

Andrew Plimmer

Founder & CEO
Motim Technologies, Inc

Tyrone Reid

Managing Director
Alabbar Enterprise & RISE LLC

Herb Ring

National Foodservice Director
The Hershey Company

Steve Romaniello

Managing Director
Roark Capital

Anjum Sadaqat

Founder & CEO
Intellytics

Gary Schwartz

Director of International Supply Chain
SHAKE SHACK

Sally Smith

President & CEO
Buffalo Wild Wings

Scott Sonnemaker

Sr. Vice President, Operations, International Americas
Sysco Corporation

Gary Steele

International Supply Chain
Consultant

Rudy Sugueti

Sr. VP of Franchise and Executive Director
California Pizza Kitchen

Terry Varner

Vice President, Restaurant Division
Herman/Stewart Construction and Development, Inc.

Adam Werner

Managing Director, Global Restaurant and Foodservice Lead
AlixPartners

Tim Whitehead

Vice President
Premier Food Industries

Lynne Wildman

Vice President, Supply Chain
American Blue Ribbon Holdings

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