Jim Hartenstein

Former SVP-International at Wendy's and Little Caesars Pizza

International Franchise Consulting

Jim Hartenstein’s entire career has been internationally focused.  He was Senior Vice President-International at Wendy’s and also at Little Caesars Pizza, with overall responsibility for all activities outside the US.  Prior to that he worked at American Express and Goodyear where he held various international Sales, Marketing, and General Management positions.  Jim received a Master of Business Administration in International Management, “With Distinction”, from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.  He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference and is also a member of the IFA International Committee. He now provides consulting assistance for international franchise expansion.  He serves on the Board of Directors of a Mexico-based multinational franchisee and a Saudi Arabia-based restaurant company.  He has visited over 70 countries, has lived in four countries outside the US, and is the author of several published articles on international franchising topics.

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